New York: Brad Pitt first says his marriage to ex-wife Jennifer Aniston was a 'pretense' then immediately backtracks on his statements.

In sort of a faux pas moment Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was first heard in what fans over the internet called 'trashing' his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and then in a few hours clarifying his remarks.

In an interview to US magazine Parade Pitt said that he pretended to make his marriage to Aniston "something that it wasn't".

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The 47-year-old actor, who was married to Aniston for five years, said in the interview that his life before his relationship with current partner, Angelina Jolie, was "pathetic" because he spent a lot of time smoking marijuana and hiding.

"I think that my marriage (to Aniston) had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't.I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic,” Pitt said.

He added, “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself," said the actor adding that marrying Jolie was one of the "smartest" things he ever did.”

However, in just a few hours after the social media uproar Brad came out issuing an apology over his Parade quotes. In the new statement he praises Aniston saying that she was 'giving, loving, and hilarious'.

Brad Pitt's Money Ball to open Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI)

Meanwhile, the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, popularly know an MAMI, will open with Pitt's upcoming film Money Ball this year.

The festival will also showcase some other masterpieces including Valeria Gaii Guermanika's Everybody Dies But Me, Ken Loach's Kes, Jerzy Skolimowski's Walkover, Adoor Gopalakirshnan's Swayamvaram, Shyam Benegal's Ankur and Girish Kasaravalli's Ghatasraddha.