This is a heartfelt apology to Pooja Bedi for the things i wrote about her in my blog “Double standards galore. I had no right to drag her name in & i admit it was rude inconsiderate and unnecessary-especially towards someone who I have known half my life and have considered a friend
While there are no excuses for bad behaviour all i can say is that I accept I can be a sanctimonious marm sometimes and need to get off my moralistic high horse and see things in a lighter perspective. Burst the false halos around my head and get a bit humane. Step out of myself. Understand that to err is human, to forgive divine. I also need to pause and think before i let off steam and make sure it is at the right target
Pooja has been a friend for many years and has stood by me through thick and thin. Someone i have called at 2 am on a bad night and she has landed at my doorstep, no questions asked, taken me out, held my hand and wiped my tears. Someone i lost touch with in the last few years, wrapped up in a million nothings
Someone i learnt to be upfront and honest from, someone whose family i have considered my own. Someone who i have never heard complain even when things were not going right-she looked at life with an optimism that was contagious. Someone who taught me to be and bold and fearless- someone i have admired for being a fantastic mum even while juggling a 100 other things
All i can say is that my reaction on the blog “double standards galore” was an amygdaloid and knee jerk reaction to events that triggered off a pain and rage so extreme about the emotional events in my own personal life that i lashed out. Took off on a target that was there in front of my eyes and the most vulnerable.. In this case the article in midday where Pooja spoke about the Shiney Ahuja scandal. It was a temporary lapse of reason on my part. I had no right to and it was wrong.
I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart. Like you yourself said Pooja-we all make mistakes we accept that and we move on in the best way we know how. I hope you will have the largeness of heart to forgive me.