Actress Shamita Shetty hit headlines earlier this year after a video of hers broke the internet, in which a fan was seen trying to take a selfie with her.
The Cash actress was then accused of being ‘obnoxious’ and ‘rude’ to the fan by ‘disappointed’ social media users.
Later, she revealed in a statement that she was actually suffering from ‘slip disc in her neck’ and was in ‘excruciating pain’. Months later, Shamita was asked about the whole incident and here’s what she had to say.
“I think unfortunately when you’re a celebrity, people think they have the right to judge. You’re supposed to be a certain way in their opinion, no other way is accepted. And yes, they very easily jump to certain conclusions not understanding the back story. So it’s part and parcel of being in showbiz. I think it’s the downside of it. I would probably put it that way,” she said, talking about the viral video incident.
Shamita said that the incident of the viral video “did hurt” her. “When I saw the video, it looked rude to me, so I can only imagine what somebody else must’ve felt. But unfortunately, the video was not the entire video. What you all saw was that girl from one side to the next, and the next side to back to the same position.”
“But actually, she went from left to right, right to left and so on and so forth. And that’s when I tried to help her out, I think she was struggling with trying to get the right position. But you know, I think, with the first, it looked a little rude. So, I don’t really blame people for thinking it was rude but I said what I had to say after that. Because that was totally not my intention,” she continued.
Shamita also confessed that she never misbehaves with her fans. “I am ever so grateful for the love that they give us. But like I said I am human, I make mistakes too and it’s something in the past, I’ve learnt from it and moved on!,” she said.