Gaurav Gera has issued an apology to Neha Kakkar for the comedy video wherein the singer was mocked for her body and talent on tv. In the video which has now been taken down by the channel, Kiku and Gaurav can be seen addressing a short-heighted girl as 'Neha Kankar', ‘Chotu' even going as far as joking that she earns money by singing 'kuch bhi'.
Addressing the video that made Neha Kakkar ‘hurt’, Gaurav, talking exclusively to TOI said, “I would not want to hurt her because I am a fan of hers. I love the way she sings and her songs are definitely parties ki jaan (her songs add fun to the party). Even if I don’t know her personally, we share greetings with each other whenever we meet. Her talent is totally appreciated, I am nobody to prove it to her. She has 30 million followers on Instagram who are there to prove her that how much they love her.”
The now-removed video was taken to social media by Neha’s brother Tony Kakkar who slammed the comedians for making fun of his sister.
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This is how you respect a small town girl who achieved everything on her own with so much struggle in life. Being a short girl My sister has already suffered a lot. Do you understand what a person goes through when you make fun about her/his body size or shape. Will you ever stop making fun of what god has made us ? Not just that you are talking rubbish about her talent too. Aren’t you damaging her career by saying all that wrong things about her talent ? Those who don’t understand music much would believe you easily coz you are a big national tv Channel. Fact is nobody becomes number 1 just by fluke and that too of a country which has a population of 1.3 billion ðŸ˜ÂÂÂ #nehakakkar
"This is how you respect a small town girl who achieved everything on her own with so much struggle in life. Being a short girl, my sister has already suffered a lot. Do you understand what a person goes through when you make fun about her/his body size or shape. Will you ever stop making fun of what god has made us?’’ Tony wrote.
Neha had earlier reacted to the video calling the act ‘ridiculous’, “Shame on these people to create such a NEGATIVE and insulting content! My people know how much I appreciate comedy on me and otherwise but this one is Ridiculous!!! Stop using my name, Stop enjoying, dancing and acting on my songs if you hate me so much. Thankless people. Itna zyada enjoy karte ho mere songs pe (You enjoy my songs so much), you have such good times, you’ve partied so hard on my songs, you’ve made you GF BF hear my love songs, uske baad bhi itna bura likhte hue ho mere liye? Sharam nahin aati? (Yet, you wrote such bad things about me? Aren’t you ashamed?) We should be thankful to the people jinke wajah se hum khush hote hain otherwise aaj kal khusiyaan kitni mushkil se milti hain (It is rare to find people who make us happy),” she wrote in her Instagram stories.