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Taapsee Pannu apologises to Raghavendra Rao for her comments about midriff

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Know Your Star: Taapsee Pannu Last week, Taapsee Pannu, in an interview to a YouTube channel, criticised filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao for his obsession over a heroine's midriff. The video went viral on the internet and Taapsee made headlines for the same. While, the Pink actor received appreciation for her bold and brazen statement, Telugu fans slammed Taapsee for her insensitive remarks. So much so that the actor has now apologised to Raghavendra Rao.

In a video message, Taapsee Pannu said, "I didn't intend to hurt anyone. I wanted to make fun of myself and how my debut film happened to me. It took me a little while to understand that what I said was wrong. So I really want to apologise, if I hurt anyone's sentiment. But trust me, I didn't intend to and just wanted to make fun of myself."

It all started when the anchor of the show asked Taapsee about South industry's obsession with navel. She jokingly said, "The director who launched me is known to show the sensuality of a woman by showing the midriff and throwing fruits and flowers on the midriff. My turn came, and maybe because I was not prepared as I told you, they threw a coconut at me! I don't know what's sensuous about a coconut hitting my midriff."

K Raghavendra Rao launched Taapsee Pannu in the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam. After several years, Taapsee Pannu is making her comeback in Telugu with the film Anando Brahma.

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