Reacting to the 'New York' actress' statement about the Gandhi scion, Congress' spokesman Manish Tewari, 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?"
The Congress spokesperson, however, later clarified his remarks on comic actor Johny Lever and said that it was everyone's responsibility to maintain the dignity of political discourse. He said this when asked whether he considers the job of a film comedian as an insignificant one.
It can be recalled that 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."
It is not the first time that Katrina and Congress have spared the newspace. Earlier her role in Prakash Jha's much acclaimed movie Rajneeti, had drawn comparisons with Congress' president Sonia Gandhi.