Amidst the chaos of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, another controversy shook the news headlines. Choreographer Terence Lewis was being accused of touching actress Nora Fatehi‘s butt during an episode of reality dance competition India’s Best Dancer. Nora joined the show as a Judge in place of Malaika Arora who tested positive for COVID-19 and was under home quarantine. While the scene in which Terence is touching Nora’s butt was being pointed out by Netizens, Terence took to his Instagram to calm the people down regarding the issue and Nora called it a ‘morphed’ or ‘photoshopped’ for meme purposes.
Terence Lewis has once again spoken about the video and stated that it doesn’t bother him too much. He was qouted saying to Bollywood Life that “Honestly, when I first saw the video, I did not bother much. The use of effects was so clearly visible, any intelligent person would see through it. In today’s times, there are memes made on every celebrity. It was a naughty memer at work, and I did not care. However, in a matter of four-five hours I started getting trolled on social media. I got these hateful comments. Now, I have a very humble following of 1.5 million and my followers are very sensible and dignified. I have always seen the positive side on social media. The language being used by some was very derogatory. My fans started fighting with them supporting me. So, I decided to post that message about the Zen master.”
He continued to add that “Why would I do something of that sort two weeks after shooting for a very intimate sequence with her. Thankfully, throughout my life I have got enough love and attention from the opposite sex to not feel depraved. I have the highest respect for Nora Fatehi. That kind of thing would only tickle a 17-year-old. I am 45.” To which he further added that he has kept his workspace very professional and away from sexual desires. He said, “Firstly, I am not raised that way. It would be professional harakiri. I am a guru. Parents trust me with their kids when they sent me to their class. There is no way I can betray the trust. Also, I have been a fitness trainer to so many actresses. Forget a bad touch, a woman can sense it if you have a bad eye. Contemporary dance involves a lot of intimacy. I would not have achieved any success if I had that kind of intent.”
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