In a recent turn of events that has stirred the Tamil film industry, actor-politician Chiranjeevi Konidela expressed his strong disapproval of Mansoor Ali Khan’s derogatory comments about fellow actor Trisha. This strong reaction follows closely after the National Commission for Women’s directive to the Tamil Nadu police, urging them to take legal action against Mansoor.
Chiranjeevi, a respected figure in the film industry, took to social media to express his indignation. He emphasized the inappropriate and disrespectful nature of Mansoor’s remarks, highlighting that such comments are offensive not only to artists but to women and girls everywhere. His words reflect a growing sentiment in the industry that condemns behavior demeaning to women.
My attention was drawn to some reprehensible comments made by actor Mansoor Ali Khan about Trisha.
The comments are distasteful and disgusting not just for an Artiste but for any woman or girl. These comments must be condemned in the strongest words. They reek of perversion.…
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) November 21, 2023
Meanwhile, Mansoor Ali Khan, unfazed by the backlash, defended his statements during a press conference. He insisted that his comments were misinterpreted and equated his remarks to cinematic scenes, arguing that they should not be taken literally. Mansoor challenged the South Indian Artistes Association for their demand for an apology, questioning their approach and asking for a retraction of their statement.
The controversy revolves around Mansoor’s earlier comments about not being cast alongside Trisha in the upcoming film ‘Leo’ and his regret at missing potential on-screen moments with her. These remarks were widely criticized for their inappropriateness and lack of respect.
Trisha, in response, issued a statement, firmly expressing her relief at not having worked with Mansoor and her intention to avoid any collaboration in the future. Her stance has been supported by various prominent figures in the Tamil film industry, including director Lokesh Kanagaraj, director Karthik Subbaraj, singer Chinmayi Sripada, and actor Malavika Mohanan, all of whom have voiced their support for Trisha and criticized Mansoor’s offensive comments.
This incident has sparked a broader conversation about respect and professionalism in the film industry, particularly in how women are spoken about and treated. It serves as a reminder of the need for dignity and respect in all professional interactions.