The incident of Samyuktha Hegde and her friend getting involved in a confrontation with activist and Karnataka Congress member Kavitha Reddy shocked the nation leaving many enraged. A video of the incident had shown the Comali actress and her friend during their exercise being called out for wearing a 'sports bra' in public. The video soon after went on to become viral on social media, with many from the film fraternity and various walks of life condemning the incident. 

Having said that, Kavitha Reddy has now issued an unconditional apology to Samyuktha Hegde and her friend over the incident and denied moral policing on her part. She tweeted, "I have always opposed Moral Policing. I realize that my actions were construed as such. An argument ended up in me reacting aggressively as well, it was a mistake. As a responsible citizen n progressive woman, I own up to n sincerely apologise to @SamyukthaHegde n her Friends!". In the same video, she stated that she has "expressed regret" over the incident, which has since been "blown out of proportion". She added, "And even though I did not physically hit or assault Samyukta’s friend, I still owe an unconditional apology for losing my temper irrespective of whatever maybe the provocation was. Moral policing is something I have always opposed and it is unthinkable that I would make such regressive comments. With the public around, there were a lot of arguments, heated exchanges and out of context recordings. The ugly incident should not have happened nor should be seen made political or be seen as moral policing."

Samyuktha Hegde later accepted Kavitha Reddy's apology saying, "Apologies accepted Ms Kavitha Reddy. I hope we can all move forward from the incident and make women feel safe everywhere. #ThisIsWrongtoThisIsRight #ApologiesAccepted Thank you, Advocates Maitreyi Bhat & Arjun Rao for your support.". However, a few hours later, the actress in another tweet said, "Just for public record, Ms. Kavitha Reddy hasn't taken down any of her posts about the events as quoted in her apology Its over 6 hours now".