The National Commission of Women had directed the Tamil Nadu police to book a case
The latest on the Mansoor Ali Khan controversy is that a case has been registered under two sections of the Indian Penal Code by the Chennai police. The cases have been filed under section 354 (A) and 509 IPC on the direction of the National Commission of Women.
NCW directs Tamil Nadu police to file a case against the actor
Mansoor Ali Khan had made a crass remark about not having a rape scene with Trisha in his latest film, Leo. Trisha had immediately condemned his remarks on her social media handle. The issue was soon brought to the notice of the National Commission of Women.
The latest tweet by NCW read, "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 (sic)."
Leo producers condemn Mansoor Ali Khan
Meanwhile the producers of Leo, Seven Screen Studio had earlier called out Mansoor Ali Khan for his crass statement. Their post on social media read, "We are deeply dismayed by actor Mansoor Ali Khan's disrespectful speech. Such behavior is unacceptable and completely contradicts our core values of respect and equality. We stand united in condemning this behavior (sic)."
Lokesh Kanagaraj extends his support to Trisha
The film's director Lokesh Kanagaraj had said that he was disheartened and enraged to hear the misogynistic comments of Mansoor Ali Khan. Taking to his social media handle, Lokesh wrote, "Disheartened and enraged to hear the misogynistic comments made by Mr.Mansoor Ali Khan, given that we all worked in the same team. Respect for women, fellow artists and professionals should be a non-negotiable in any industry and I absolutely condemn this behaviour (sic)."