Actress Samantha Akkineni, who recently bagged the Best Actress Award (Series) for her role of a Sri Lankan Tamil liberation fighter Raji in The Family Man 2 at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), has apologised for 'hurting anyone's sentiments'.
During one of her recent interviews, Samantha said, "I allow people to have their own opinions. If they decided to stay with that opinion, I am very sorry for hurting anyone's sentiments. I sincerely apologise as it was not something I intended on doing at all. I did not mean to hurt anyone. So, if I did, I am extremely sorry. I am glad that, though, once the show did release, a lot of the noise stopped. I guess some saw it wasn't so bad after all. For the people who didn't and still continue to hold resentment, I sincerely apologise."
Samantha played the role of Raji in The Family Man 2 and her performance won accolades. Before the release, the web series landed into controversies for hurting the sentiments of Tamilians.