Actor Trisha Krishnan and ‘Leo’ director Lokesh Kanagaraj have publicly criticized actor Mansoor Ali Khan for his inappropriate comments regarding ‘bedroom scenes’ and a ‘rape scene.’ Krishnan expressed her disapproval on social media, denouncing Khan as “pathetic” and expressing gratitude for never having shared screen space with him.
Thalapathy Vijay and Trisha Krishnan co-starred in Kanagaraj’s film ‘Leo’ alongside Sanjay Dutt, where Mansoor Ali Khan played the role of a death row convict.
In a shocking revelation during a media interaction about Trisha Krishnan, Mansoor Ali Khan remarked, “When I heard that I was acting with Trisha, I thought there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I thought that I could carry her to the bedroom just like I did with other actresses in my earlier movies. I have done so many rape scenes, and it’s not new to me. But these guys didn’t even show Trisha to me on the sets during the shooting in Kashmir.”
Following the viral spread of the video, Trisha Krishnan took to social media to express her displeasure, stating, “People like him bring a bad name to mankind.”
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…
— Trish (@trishtrashers) November 18, 2023
In a strong condemnation, she added, “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.”
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj swiftly supported Trisha Krishnan, expressing his disappointment and anger at Mansoor Ali Khan’s misogynistic comments. “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,” Kanagaraj posted.
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 action-packed film by Kanagaraj, ‘Leo,’ was released in theaters on October 19, leaving the controversy surrounding Mansoor Ali Khan’s remarks in its wake.