Paresh Rawal apologised for his ‘cook fish for the Bengalis’ remark

Debjit Mukherjee: Actor Paresh Rawal on Friday apologised for his ‘cook fish for the Bengalis’ remark. A Twitter user re-shared a video, in which the actor made the comment. A part of their tweet read, “This is not expected of you @SirPareshRawal, you must clarify and apologise for hurting your fans in Bengal.” The person’s other tweet read, “Fish shouldn’t have been the topic. He needs to clarify.” Taking to Twitter, Paresh replied to the person and said, “Of course, the fish is not the issue as Gujaratis do cook and eat fish. But let me clarify by Bengali I meant illegal Bangladeshi N Rohingya. But still, if I have hurt your feelings and sentiments I do apologise (folded hands emoji).” Earlier, during a campaign speech in Gujarat, Paresh had said, “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?”