Om Puri apologises for controversial remarks
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 23:50
New Delhi: Facing a privilege motion in Parliament over use of derogatory language against politicians, actor Om Puri on Sunday night apologised for making these remarks at Anna Hazare's fast venue but denied he was drunk at that time.

Puri said he regretted calling politicians 'naalayak' (incompetent) and 'ganwar"( a word often used to describe a backward and an illiterate person), saying the choice of the words were inappropriate.

Puri said he should have used appropriate language for his description of the political class.

The Bollywood star courted controversy when he launched a no holds barred attack on politicians from the stage at Ramlila Maidan on Friday.

He also denied that he had made the caustic comments in an inebriated state , claiming they were said in the "heat of the moment" on seeing Hazare's condition on the 11th day of his fast and the kind of political response to the Gandhian's agitation for a strong Lokpal Bill.

Rajya Sabha Member Ram Gopal Yadav (Samajwadi Party) moved a privilege motion against Puri yesterday for attacking parliamentarians.


First Published: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 23:50

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