Senior Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan is currently facing widespread criticism for his inappropriate and misogynistic comments directed at the renowned actress Trisha. In a recent interview, Mansoor expressed his disappointment at not being given the opportunity to perform explicit scenes with Trisha in Vijay’s latest blockbuster, Leo.
The comments have sparked outrage not only among thousands of netizens but also within the film industry, prompting a swift response from Trisha herself.
Trisha took to social media last night to express her dismay at Mansoor’s vulgar remarks, and she was joined by Leo director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who also condemned the actor’s behavior. In a tweet, Lokesh expressed his disappointment and anger, stating, “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 behavior (sic).”
Initially, Lokesh faced criticism from a section of netizens for casting Mansoor, an actor with a history of insensitive remarks, in a high-profile project like Leo.
However, his swift response condemning Mansoor’s comments garnered support, and he was flooded with thank-you messages from Trisha’s fans.
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. https://t.co/PBlMzsoDZ3
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) November 18, 2023
The incident highlights the importance of promoting a respectful and inclusive environment in the entertainment industry, where misogynistic comments are not tolerated. It serves as a reminder that professionals should be held accountable for their words and actions, regardless of their status in the industry.
As the controversy unfolds, it raises questions about the responsibility of filmmakers and casting choices, urging a collective effort to foster a more respectful and gender-sensitive film industry.