The actor had said that he was upset that he didn't get to do a rape scene with Trisha in Leo
Mansoor Ali Khan, who has been slammed by his Leo co-star Trisha and the film's director Lokesh Kanagaraj, has now tendered a 'rejoinder' on the controversy. In the statement, the actor said that he made those comments on a lighter vein.
Mansoor Ali Khan says he respects his female co-stars
Mansoor Ali Khan has now shared a statement in which he wrote that he had made those comments on a lighter vein. He said that he was taken to Kashmir on a flight like Hanuman lifted Sanjeevani hill and was brought back home. He added that he does not get opportunities to work with actresses like he used to earlier. "I made those remarks in a lighter vein. Someone has edited out the video and showed it to Trisha. I won't be cowed down by such acts."
His statement further said, "The actresses who have worked with me have gone on to become MLAs, MPs and ministers. My daughter is a fan of Trisha. I always respect my female co-stars." Many have called his 'apology' a non-apology and said that the actor hasn't realised his grave mistake.
Lokesh Kanagaraj condemns Mansoor Ali Khan's crass comment
Mansoor Ali Khan had recently said that that he was upset that he didn't get to do a rape scene with Trisha in Leo. The film's director Lokesh Kanagaraj condemned the statement of Mansoor Ali Khan.
He 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)."
Trisha vows to never work with Mansoor Ali Khan
Trisha lashed out at the actor and said that his comment reeked of disgust. Trisha wrote, "A recent video has come to my notice where Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan has spoken about me in a vile and disgusting manner.I strongly condemn this and find it sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, repulsive and in bad taste. He can keep wishing but I am grateful never to have shared screen space with someone as pathetic as him and I will make sure it never happens for the rest of my film career as well. (sic)."