Veteran actor Dharmendra, caught trolling his wife and BJP politician Hema Malini over photos showing her using a broom at parliament, apparently regrets the post. Or so it seems form a new tweet in which he says, "never again!"
Dharmendra had earlier been asked on Twitter whether he had seen Hema Malini, his co-star of many films, use a broom before the cleanliness drive at Parliament.
"Yes (she has picked up the broom) in films. Mujhe bhi anaari lag rahi thi. Maine magar bachpan mein apni maa ka hamesha haath bataya hai (She looked like a novice to me too. However, I would always help my mother during childhood with household chores. I was very efficient at sweeping with brooms)," Dharmendra replied.
Although his funny comment floored his fans, the "Sholay" actor on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle to "make amends".
Kuchh bhi keh baithta hoon ....... kuchh bhi KI bhawna ko.... . Kuchh bhi samajh baithte hain yaar log .....TWEET BADSHAH.kuchh bhi kiya .....baat bhi....tauba tauba .....kabhi na karon ga pic.twitter.com/sKwtMxA922- Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) July 17, 2019
He wrote he has been misunderstood, and that he would never tweet about the broom again. Along with his tweet, he shared an old picture of himself where he is seen folding his hands in apology.
"Kuchh bhi keh baithta hoon. Kuch bhi ki bhawna ko. Kuchh bhi samajh baithte hain yaar log. Tweet Badshah. Kuch bhi kiya... baat jhaadu ki bhi... tauba tauba.... Kabhi na karoonga(Will never do it again)," he tweeted.
Hema Malini, 70, became ready material for memes on social media after the video emerged online showing her handling the broom awkwardly while sweeping outside Parliament as part of a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.