New Delhi: Anupam Kher on Saturday apologised for the incident where a female reporter from a leading news channel was abused and heckled by protesters of his March for India rally, reports a news channel. “I think this happened after we left to meet the President. If something like this has been done by some, I apologise on their behalf,” he said. “Media should not be selective in showing things, there was also a major effort made for the country which should also be shown,” added
According to an NDTV report, their reporter Bhairavi Singh was abused, heckled and then chased. “First was called a prostitute, heckled, chased just for saying that the Indian creative world is divided on this issue,” she said on Twitter.
The channel’s crew was reportedly pushed around and chased. The police had to come to their rescue to take them away from the crowd.
The ‘March For India’ rally from National Museum to Rashtrapati Bhavan was also joined by filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, Ashoke Pandit, Priyadarshan, Manoj Joshi, Abhijeet Bhattacharya and writer Madhu Kishwar among others.
Delhi CM Anupam Kher has come out in support for the reporter.
The marchers reached Rashtrapati Bhavan to hand over a memorandum signed by more than 90 personalities including actress Vidya Balan, Shekhar Kapoor, Kamal Haasan Raveena Tandon, to President Pranab Mukherjee. Criticising people returning their National Award, Kher alleged that the “award-wapsi” campaign was to defame the country by projecting a “wrong” picture of the situation. “India is a very tolerant country. Some people have coined the term ‘growing intolerance’. They are very few. Not every Indian thinks like that. We are secular people. We do not believe in pseudo-secularism, selective outrage or selective patriotism,” Kher, who is the spouse of BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher, said.
With agency inputs