Vishal Dadlani apologises for calling Tarun Sagar ‘some naked monk’ – read statement!

So Vishal Dadlani met Jain monk Tarun Sagar yesterday and apologised to him in person for his sarcastic tweet on the spiritual figure that had stirred up a controversy last month. He said they are friends now. Dadlani visited the Jain monk at his ashram here and apologised to him. In fact, in an image shared on the social media, Dadlani is seen holding his ears for forgiveness, and he is seen laughing away. To that, Dadlani even tweeted: “I don’t know why they can’t see us laughing too! It was actually one of the best meetings ever. What a cool guy.” Also read: Police case filed against Sultan music composer Vishal Dadlani for hurting religious sentiments!

While speaking to the media here, he said: “Guruji accepted my apology, he has forgiven me and I think we’ve also developed a bond of friendship… Me as a human being, I seek apology, because I feel what I said doesn’t reflect well on me and doesn’t suit him at all. “I have realised a lot about myself in the last 10 days. I have come here as I have had an an eye-opening experience.”

Last month, Dadlani had offended the sentiments of Jains across the world, describing Sagar (a member of the Digambar sect that does not wear clothes) as “some naked monk,” and his act of not wearing clothes, as “colossal idiocy.” Dadlani, who has been one of the most visible activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for quite some time now, had to soon bow down to pressure from Jains, AAP and Twitterati, and he announced to quit all active political work/affiliation.

When Jain monk Tarun Sagar was asked for his reaction over Vishal’s tweet, he said, “He has a right to differ, criticise. I don’t care what people say about me” He further added, “Everyone cannot have the same opinions. Those who are living, are the ones criticised. Even dogs bark when an elephant passes by. The Constitution gives everyone the freedom of speech.”