‘I’m Punjabi, she is Jat….’: Prince Narula talks about spouse Yuvika Chaudhary’s casteist slur controversy

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, June 4

Prince Narula has finally spoken about his wife Yuvika Chaudhary’s recent casteist slur controversy.

This comes after an FIR was filed against Yuvika after she used a casteist remark in a video. The actress claims that she did not know what the word meant.

While interacting with the paparazzi on Thursday, Prince spoke about the controversy and maintained that neither him, nor his wife are casteist. “People make a big deal out of the smallest things. And more important things are never addressed. She did not even know that the word she had used had casteist connotations. We don’t believe in caste. I’m a Punjabi, she is a Jat. Had it been so, we would not have gotten married,” he said.

Earlier, Haryana police booked Yuvika on a complaint by a Dalit rights activist for allegedly using a casteist slur in a video that went viral on social media.

Police registered an FIR against the actress under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Friday evening, according to an official.

In his complaint, Dalit rights activist Rajat Kalsan alleged that the actress made some derogatory and objectionable remarks about the Scheduled Caste community in the video, a copy of which he handed over to the police.

Yuvika also took to Twitter to issue an apology, saying she did not know the meaning of the word. “First of all, with folded hands, I apologise to you’ll. I used the word unknowingly and I didn’t know the meaning. Please forgive a mistake that happened unknowingly,” she said in Hindi.

Prince also supported her through a series on videos on his Instagram page. “None of us knew the meaning of the word. When we received your messages, we looked it up online and we felt really bad. Yuvi immediately edited it soon after. I hope you guys understand nothing was done intentionally. We didn’t know the meaning of the word. Even I was there, if it is Yuvi’s fault, it is my fault as well. We both didn’t know the meaning of the word. We are really sorry if we hurt anyone, we love you guys,” he said in Hindi.

“Hum wo last person hai jo caste mein believe karte hai (we are the last people who would believe in caste),” he said.

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