Mansoor Ali Khan faces legal wrath: Booked by Tamil Nadu police for alleged derogatory remarks against co-star
Reportedly Mansoor Ali Khan was booked by Tamil Nadu police for his derogatory comments on Trisha.
Published: Wednesday,Nov 22, 2023 12:00 PM GMT-07:00
In a recent turn of events, actor Mansoor Ali Khan finds himself entangled in a controversy with co-star Trisha Krishnan, leading to legal repercussions. According to a report by The Hindu, the Tamil Nadu police have booked Mansoor under Sections 354 A (sexual harassment) and 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, following the directives of the National Commission for Women.
The controversy escalated when actor, BJP MP, and NCW member Khushbu Sundar took a stand against Mansoor. She pledged on social media, "As a member of NCW, I have already taken up the issue of Mansoor Ali Khan with my senior and will be taking 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 about them, including me. When we are fighting tooth and nail to protect women and bring dignity to them, such men are like a blot in our society."
Despite the mounting pressure, Mansoor remained unapologetic during a press conference held on Tuesday. Quoted by DNA, he defended himself by drawing parallels with cinematic portrayals of violence, stating, "I didn’t mean (it) personally. If there is a rape or murder scene, is that real in cinema? Does it mean raping someone for real? What does murder in cinema mean? Does it mean they are murdering someone for real? Why do I need to apologize? I didn’t say anything wrong. I respect all actresses.”
In response to Mansoor's steadfast stance, Trisha Krishnan declared her decision to never collaborate with him again. This announcement reverberated across the Tamil film industry, with prominent figures such as Leo director Lokesh Kanagaraj, Chiranjeevi, Nithiin, and Chinmayi Sripada condemning Mansoor for his derogatory comments.