Veteran actor Chiranjeevi on Tuesday condemned actor Mansoon Ali Khan’s “reprehensible” comments about Trisha, calling them “distasteful and disgusting”.
In a recent interview, Khan, who made an important appearance in the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial “Leo” with Vijay, made derogatory remarks about not getting a chance to share screen space with Trisha during the film’s shoot in Kashmir.
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He said: “When I heard I was starring with Trisha, I thought there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I thought I could carry her to the bedroom, like I had done with other actresses in my previous films. I’ve done so many rape scenes and it’s not new to me.
Trisha said the comments made by Khan are “sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, disgusting and in bad taste” and that she will never work with the actor again.
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After the video went viral, Trisha addressed X and expressed her displeasure. She wrote, “A recent video came to my mind in which Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan spoke about me in a vile and disgusting manner. I strongly condemn this and find it sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, disgusting and in bad taste. He may continue to wish but I’m grateful I’ve never shared screen space with someone as pathetic as him and I’ll make sure that never happens for the rest of my film career. People like him give humanity a bad name.
A recent video came to my mind in which Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan spoke about me in a vile and disgusting manner. I strongly condemn this and find it sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, disgusting and in bad taste. He can keep wishing but I’m grateful I never shared a screen…
– Trish (@trishtrashers) November 18, 2023
Veteran actor Chiranjeevi reacts
“My attention has been drawn to some objectionable comments made by actor Mansoor Ali Khan about Trisha. The comments are unpleasant and disgusting not only for an artist but for any woman or girl.
“These comments must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. They reek of perversion. I stand with Trisha and all women who have to be subjected to such horrible comments,” Chiranjeevi posed on X.
Trisha thanked the Telugu cinema icon for being by her side. She also found support in her “Leo» director Kanagaraj and singer Chinmayi Sripada among others. “Leo» is currently streaming on Netflix.
With additional contribution from agencies