Chennai Police have taken action against Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan following his controversial and disparaging remarks about renowned southern actress Trisha. An FIR has been lodged against Khan at the All Women Police Station at Thousand Lights, citing charges of sexual harassment and intent to outrage the modesty of a woman. This decision comes in response to a complaint filed by the National Women’s Commission against the actor.
The controversy erupted after Khan’s comments about Trisha during a media interaction gained widespread attention. He expressed disappointment over the absence of certain intimate scenes, commonly associated with his antagonistic roles, in the recent blockbuster film “Leo,” directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and featuring Trisha in a leading role.
Trisha responded vehemently to Khan’s remarks, denouncing them as sexist and reflective of a mindset unwelcome in the industry. In a tweet, she announced her decision to refrain from sharing screen space with Khan, emphasizing the inappropriateness of his comments.
Her condemnation resonated within the industry, with singer Chinmayi and actor Khushbu also expressing disapproval of Khan’s statements.
The controversy deepened as a video clip circulated on social media, featuring Khan making offensive and suggestive remarks regarding Trisha’s role in the film. His comments were met with shock and outrage for their derogatory nature and objectification of women.
Amidst the uproar, Mansoor Ali Khan refused to apologize, defending his comments as misinterpreted and taken out of context. He claimed that his remarks were intended as light-hearted reflections on the changing portrayal of women in films, dismissing the allegations as attempts to malign him, potentially linked to his upcoming film’s release and speculated political endeavors.
Khan clarified that his comments were not directed at any specific individual and aimed to highlight the evolving depiction of female characters in movies compared to the past. He maintained that he only spoke positively about Trisha’s safe journey to Kashmir for the film’s shoot and that contemporary films lack the scope for portraying scenes akin to those in older movies.
The incident has sparked a heated debate about gender portrayal in cinema and the responsibility of actors in promoting respectful narratives, prompting discussions about the industry’s evolving standards and the need for greater sensitivity in on-screen representations.
Sources By Agencies