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Paresh Rawal apologizes for 'Raja-Vaja-Vandra' remark

Post Karni Sena's warning against the actor-politician's comments, Rawal has aplogized saying it was meant for the Nizam of Hyderabad.

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It seems no actor will be spared of the fear of the Rajput Karni Sena. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's MP and actor Paresh Rawal apologized for his comments against the royals, on Sunday, 26 November. 

The actor while recounting former home minister Vallabhbhai Patel during his campaign in Rajkot, Gujarat, recently had compared the 'royals' and 'music' to 'monkeys', using the phrase 'Raja-Vaja-Vandra' (kings-music-monkeys). 

This comment did not reportedly go down well with protestors-in-chief, the Rajput Karni Sena. The party warned Rawal over the statement, leading to the actor tendering an apology. 

Speaking to the news aganecy, ANI, he said, "My statement was not on the Rajput community. They are a splendor community in India and they make us proud [sic]. Nothing wrong will come out of my mouth against such a brave community."

The actor also emphasized that his phrase was meant for the 'Nizam of Hyderabad'. "If anyone was hurt by the statement I would like to apologize for it," Rawal added.

Paresh Rawal is the incumbent member of parliament from the Ahmedabad East constituency in Gujarat.

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