"My intention was not to hurt other women," Sonali Kulkarni said in response to criticism that she called Indian women lazy
After facing backlash for her comment regarding Indian women, actor Sonali Kulkarni made a statement on social media. She recently referred to Indian women as "lazy" and said that they often married wealthy guys.
"Dear everybody," wrote Sonali. The response I'm getting is overwhelming. I want to thank everyone, particularly the press and media, for your extraordinarily mature interaction with me. Because I am a woman, I had no desire to harm other women. In fact, I have often spoken out in favour of us and what it means to be a woman. I thank each and every one of you for getting in touch with me directly to express praise or criticism. I hope this will allow for a more honest exchange of ideas.
"To the best of my ability, I strive to think, support, and spread warmth not only with women but with all of humanity. If we women, with our flaws and insights, emerge as just and capable creatures, it will only be strengthening. We can make the world a healthier, happier place if we are welcoming and kind, she concluded.
She said, "Having said that, I want to extend my sincere apologies if I unintentionally caused you any harm. I don't like making headlines, and I don't like being the focus of dramatic events. As an unwavering optimist, I firmly think that life is absolutely lovely. I appreciate your tolerance and assistance. I've gained a lot of insight from this experience.
Sonali Kulkarni recently said at a press conference that "In India, we, sometimes, forget that a lot of women are merely lazy. They desire a partner or spouse who makes a good living, owns a home, and whose job success ensures frequent raises. Yet when all of this is going on, women fail to speak up for themselves. Women are unsure about their next steps. I urge everyone to empower women and help them become independent. so that they are capable of splitting the costs of the home with their spouses.
Now trending on social media, Urofi Javed and Sona Mohapatra among others have criticised Sonali's video. Sonali last appeared in the SonyLiv series Whistleblowers from 2021.