"The comments have been misconstrued. They have been taken out of context. But having said that if I have caused hurt to anyone's sentiments, I deeply apologise. It was not the intention at all," Kaif told a TV news channel.
Earlier in an interview to a newspaper, Katrina had reportedly said, "Am I supposed to be ashamed that I am half- Asian, I mean, no! Rahul Gandhi is half-Indian, half-Italian. So? I am very proud of what I am and I just don't understand the confusion as if I'm trying to hide the fact that my mother's a British. Why would I?"
According to the report, the 'Rajneeti' star when quizzed about having the surname Turquotte on her passport, said, "...I am not the only half-Asian half-British person alive on this planet! My passport's copies are with every news channel in this country don't ask me how they got them. Everyone has my name, which is my mother's name, on the passport."
Soon after her controversial comments over Rahul Gandhi, Congress' spokesman Manish Tewari, when asked about Kaif, said, "Who is she? I do not know. Tomorrow, you will ask for our reaction on the statement of Johny Lever. To what level you want to bring down the level of the political discourse in the country?"
When her comments hit headlines in media, Katrina Kaif, who played a role in Prakash Jha's 'Rajneeti' which had some similarities of accent with that of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, reacted that she made those comments without any "malice or real thought" but regretted they were misconstrued by the media.