Meeting with Director, Farah Khan and Actor, Raveena Tandon
As already reported in the media, Director-choreographer Farah Khan and actor Raveena Tandon met me to convey their apologies over the “Backbencher” web-show. They expressed their unqualified apologies for hurting the sentiments of the Christian community. Comedian Bharti Singh, who is out of the country, sent an apology on an audio clip. They also handed me a written apology.
It is regrettable that a prayer of praise was treated so disrespectfully. I was told this was due to ignorance.
I accepted their sincere apologies and prayed with them. I was assured that they will be very careful in future.
The Christmas season is one of joy, peace and reconciliation. With these sentiments, I closed the matter.
December 30, 2019
+Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay