In the wake of recent criticism for his comments on Trisha, Mansoor Ali Khan, the ‘Leo’ actor, sheds light on the situation, stating it was all in good humor. Trisha, his co-star, had expressed strong disapproval of Mansoor’s remarks, which were deemed sexist. The actor has now issued a clarification to provide context to his statements.
MANSOOR ALI KHAN’S EXPLANATION AFTER BACKLASH
Mansoor Ali Khan, in a WhatsApp message that has since gone viral, addresses the backlash he received for his controversial comments. He asserts that his words were taken out of context and that he holds Trisha in high regard. The actor explains that his remarks were made in a lighthearted manner, expressing frustration at the lack of opportunities to act alongside heroines in today’s cinema.
In the message, loosely translated to English, Mansoor Ali Khan states, “I spoke highly of Trisha in the interview, but it was edited to create controversy. The video has been trimmed to make it seem like I made derogatory statements. I am not one to be intimidated by such tactics. Trisha has seen the edited version. I have immense respect for my co-stars, and this is an attempt by some to tarnish my image. Let’s refocus on our work amid the numerous challenges the world faces.”
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KHUSHBU SUNDAR TAKES ACTION
Khushbu Sundar, a member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), has taken the matter to the commission, emphasizing that such a ‘filthy mind’ should not go unchecked. The backlash against Mansoor Ali Khan’s comments has triggered a broader conversation about the responsibility of public figures in choosing their words.
As a member of NCW, I have already taken up the issue of Mansoor Ali khan with my senior and will be taking an action on it. Nobody can get away with such a filthy mind. I stand with @trishtrashers and my other colleagues where this man speaks in such a sexist disgusting mindset…
— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) November 19, 2023
WHAT MANSOOR ALI KHAN ORIGINALLY SAID
In the controversial video, Mansoor Ali Khan spoke about his expectations regarding a film scene with Trisha. His remarks, made in Tamil, conveyed a sense of frustration at not having the opportunity to share screen space with the actress. However, he clarifies that the comments were made in jest and were part of an old-school banter about film scenes.
The controversy erupted after the release of ‘Leo,’ an action thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, starring Thalapathy Vijay, Trisha, and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Mansoor Ali Khan plays a supporting role in the film, which has received acclaim for its intense narrative.
The context ….😡😡pic.twitter.com/n0ge3Qkzer
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As discussions surrounding the incident continue, it underscores the importance of responsible communication, especially in the public domain, within the entertainment industry.