Bharti Singh apologised to fans after she was accused of hurting religious sentiments.
The comedian faced flak after an old video went viral where she makes fun of moustaches and beards. Many have said that she was being disrespectful towards the Sikh community.
In the viral video, Bharti talks to Jasmin Bhasin during her appearance on her comedy series Bharti Ka Show on Shemaroo Comedy. Bharti says in the video: “What’s wrong with beards and moustaches, they have many benefits.
“Drink milk, and then put the beard in your mouth, you will be able to taste sewaiyaan.“ Many of my friends have gotten married to men with long beards, and spend the entire day removing lice from them.”
After much backlash, Bharti took to Instagram and apologised to fans in a video. She said: “For the past one or two days, a video has been going viral. People have also sent this to me, sent messages that I have made fun of beards and moustaches.
“Please watch that video, I have not mentioned any religion or any caste in it, or that people of this religion keep such beards and face such problems.”
She continued: “You can watch that video, I never said that Punjabi people keep beards.