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Industry Uproar as Actor Mansoor Ali Khan’s Sexist Comments Target Trisha, Prompting Calls for Accountability
Mansoor Ali Khan expressed his desire for a rape scene with Trisha, citing his role as a villain in the film Leo.
Ananthu | Published On: Nov, 20, 2023 | 12:32 PM
In the latest episode of disturbing incidents targeting women in the entertainment industry, actor Mansoor Ali Khan has come under fire for making inappropriate and repulsive remarks about actress Trisha. The controversy has ignited widespread condemnation from fellow actors, industry professionals, and social media users alike. In a video that surfaced on social media, Mansoor Ali Khan expressed his desire for a rape scene with Trisha, citing his role as a villain in the film Leo. The shocking comments immediately drew sharp criticism, prompting Trisha to publicly condemn the actor’s remarks as sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, repulsive, and in bad taste. She vowed to ensure she never shares screen space with someone displaying such behavior.
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who worked with Mansoor on Leo, also took to social media to express his disapproval, stating that respect for women, fellow artists, and professionals should be non-negotiable in any industry. Actress and politician Khushbu, who was also mentioned in the controversial video, joined the chorus of condemnation. Despite the outcry, Mansoor attempted to clarify his statements, asserting that they were taken out of context and misleadingly edited to create controversy. However, his clarification, devoid of an apology or remorse, further fueled criticism from the public and intensified calls for accountability.
The National Commission for Women has taken note of the incident, with member Khushbu Sundar stating that appropriate action will be taken. Nadigar Sangam, the South Indian Artistes Association, issued a statement condemning Mansoor’s remarks and demanding a public apology. They are considering the possibility of temporarily removing him from the association until he tenders a public apology.
The controversy highlights the persisting issue of sexism and derogatory comments faced by women in the industry, despite the presence of strong laws and activism. Many have called for stringent legal action against individuals making such remarks, emphasizing the need to create a safer environment for women in the entertainment sector. As the fallout from Mansoor’s comments continues, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges women face in combating sexist attitudes within the industry and the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions.