Monday, 28 Sep, 7.30 pm Republic TV

Nora Fatehi Praises Terence Lewis As He Replies To 'IBD' Video Controversy With A Story

Recently, Terence Lewis came under the heavy fire. Netizens criticized him for inappropriately touching Nora Fatehi on the sets of India's Best Dancers. However, Nora had come out in support of Terence on social media asking netizens not to spew hate the IBD judge. In return, Terence thanked her with a story of a monk and his followers. Here's what this is about.

Terence Lewis' subtle reply to online hate against IBD viral video

Defending himself against the onslaught of hate on social media, Terence Lewis posted a story of a monk along with a picture of him and Nora Fatehi. He also thanked the latter for coming to his defence against social media hate. The story is about a monk and his disciples who are about to cross the river Ganga to get to their monastery. However, a damsel in distress asks help from the senior monk and he carries her safely across the river.

This incident displeases his followers and one speaks up later saying that they are not supposed to think about the woman. But his master had carried the girl in her arms. The senior monk replied that he had carried her and left her on the bank but the disciple is still carrying him with her in her mind.

The post ends with a gratitude note to Nora Fatehi which says, "Thank you @norafatehi for being the most elegant, dignified n classy guest judge & for your implicit trust in me!". The photo along with the note is that of Terence Lewis carrying Nora during a dance performance. Check out the post here:

View this post on Instagram

A Zen Master and his disciples of monks were walking in the Himalayas back to their monastery. On their way to the monastery they had to cross the river Ganga flowing fully though less violently.  There was an young beautiful maiden in distress, sitting close to the banks, whose village was just across the river. She was scared to cross the river by herself so she asked the elder monk to help her cross the river. "Sure" said the Zen Master and held her up in his arms. They crossed the river and he let her down gently as she went to her village after thanking the Master. The younger monk wasn't taking this all easily. He looked little worried. The monks came to their monastery after couple of hours of difficult walk in the hills, but the younger monk was still not settled. Sensing it the Guru asked him what the matter was. The young monk said "Master, we have sworn of not touching a woman, but you carried her in your arms, you tell us not to think of women but you touched her" complained the disciple. The Zen Master smiled n replied "I carried her across the river and left her on the other side. Are You Still Carrying Her ? " 🙏🏽 . . . Thank you @norafatehi for being the most elegant, dignified n classy guest judge & for your implicit trust in me! #zen #philosophy #pathofleastresistance #loveandkindness #indiasbestdancer @sonytvofficial #dance #norafatehi #terencelewis

A post shared by Terence Lewis (@terence_here) on

Replying to Terence Lewis's post, Nora wrote that during a time of photoshop and editing, she was glad he did not let such a situation affect him. He has been 'poised and dignified' through it all. She ended her note saying, "you and Geeta mam have been so respectful with me and have made me feel so loved and accepted as a judge on the show, its been a great life learning experience! Stay blessed". Check out Nora's reply:

This comes after the Terence Lewis controversy started when a video from the sets of India's Best Dancers went viral. The video shows Terence brushing his hands against Nora's backside while bringing his hands forward for a prayer-like position. Netizens slammed Terence for the video on social media and called him out for an unsavoury gesture. However, now it seems, Terence has a perfect reply for them.

Image credit: Nora Fatehi Instagram, Terence Lewis Instagram

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Dailyhunt. Publisher: Republic TV English