Tamil Nadu: NCW Takes Cognisance Of Actor Mansoor Ali Khan's Remarks About Actress Trisha, Asks Police To File Case Under Relevant Laws

S Rajesh

Nov 20, 2023, 03:52 PM | Updated 03:52 PM IST

Mansoor Ali Khan (L), Trisha in Leo (R)
Mansoor Ali Khan (L), Trisha in Leo (R)

The National Commission for Women (NCW) today stated that it had taken suo moto cognizance of the comments made by actor Mansoor Ali Khan while speaking about not getting to share screen space with actress Trisha Krishnan in the movie Leo.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the NCW said, "The National Commission for Women is deeply concerned about the derogatory remarks made by actor Mansoor Ali Khan towards actress Trisha Krishna. We're taking suo motu in this matter directing the DGP to invoke IPC Section 509 B and other relevant laws.Such remarks normalize violence against women and must be condemned."

As per a report by news agency ANI, Khan said, "When I heard that I was acting with Trisha, I thought there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I thought that I could carry her to the bedroom just like I did with other actresses in my earlier movies. I have done so many rape scenes in a number of movies and it's not new to me. But these guys didn't even show Trisha to me on the sets during the Kashmir schedule."

Calling the remarks vile, disgusting and sexist, Trisha said that she would ensure that he never gets to share screen space with her during the rest of her film career. 

According to a report by The Hindu, in a statement, The South Indian Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) expressed shock over the remarks and stated that it was considering a tentative ban on Khan till he realised his mistake and issued a public apology.

Khan later said that he respects female actors and his comments were represented. He added that a shortened video of his remarks was seen by Trisha and that he had spoken highly of her in the same interview.

Khan's statement was in the form of a WhatsApp message, reported India Today.

Also Read: Actress Trisha Krishnan Slams Actor Mansoor Ali Khan For 'Vile', 'Sexist' Comments; Says She Will Never Work With Him

S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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