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Lavanya Tripathi on her tweet on Brahmin pride: Deleted it as I didn't want to hurt anybody

India Today logo India Today 11-09-2019 India Today Web Desk

Telugu actress Lavanya Tripathi, who rose to fame with Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, landed in a controversy after she shared a tweet about Brahmin pride. Eventually, she deleted the tweet, but it was too late as screenshots of her post went viral on social media.

a person posing for a picture: Lavanya Tripathi Lavanya Tripathi

In a new post, Lavanya revealed why she deleted the post. On September 11, the actress answered a few questions on her Twitter profile. She said that tweets can be misleading and that she doesn't want to hurt anyone while putting across a point.

She wrote, "Deleted bcz i didnt want to hurt anybody's feelings while putting my point forward, as tweets can be misleading sometimes.. but i do believe in good acts than caste :) (sic)"

Here's her tweet:

On September 10, BJP politician and current Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how Brahmins are superior to other people. Lavanya quoted his tweet and questioned him on how he's making such claims.

Birla, in his tweet in Hindi, wrote, "Samaj mein Brahmano ka humesha se uchcha sthaan raha hai. Yeh sthaan unki tyag, tapasya ka parinaam hai. Yahi wajah hai ki Brahman samaj humesha se margdarshak ki bhumika mein raha hai (Brahmans have always had a higher place in the society. This place is a result of their sacrifice and penance. This is why Brahmins have always had the position of guide in the society.) (sic)"

The Antariksham actress replied, "As a Brahmin, I don't understand this whole superiority feeling among some of the Brahmins. You become superior or inferior because of what you do, not because of your caste (sic)."


Meanwhile, Lavanya Tripathi is presently awaiting the release of her upcoming Telugu film, Arjun Suravaram. She was last seen in Varun Tej's Antariksham 9000 KMPH, which turned out to be an average grosser.

 


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