In the latest turn of events, the South Indian Artistes’ Association, also known as Nadigar Sangam, has taken a firm stand against actor Mansoor Ali Khan following his controversial comments about co-star Trisha in the film Leo. The association has issued a letter to Khan, urging him to retract his remarks, but the actor has refused to comply.
The situation escalated as the Theater Owners Association pledged full cooperation with Nadigar Sangam’s actions, further intensifying the backlash against Mansoor Ali Khan. Celebrities and film industry organizations are joining forces to condemn the actor’s lewd comments, emphasizing the gravity of the issue at hand.
Karunas Mansoor, the Vice President of the South Indian Artistes’ Association, revealed that the executive committee is convening a meeting to deliberate on the next steps. The association remains unwavering in its stance, stating that Khan could face expulsion if he fails to respond adequately to the letter. The meeting will deliberate on whether to retain Mansoor Ali Khan’s membership or to dismiss him permanently from the association, with a temporary ban already in effect.
Bharathiraja, the president of the current producer’s union, criticized Khan for his refusal to apologize, deeming it ‘improper.’ He advised the actor to issue an apology to bring closure to the controversy. Meanwhile, Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi also expressed strong disapproval of Khan’s statement, reflecting the widespread impact of the controversy beyond Tamil cinema.
In a bold move, Mansoor Ali Khan has given Nadigar Sangam a four-hour ultimatum to lift the temporary ban. He threatens to escalate the situation further with serious criticism if the film body does not comply. As the industry watches closely, the unfolding drama raises questions about the consequences of such controversies on the careers of artists and the reputation of industry associations.