Mumbai: Actor Mansoor Ali Khan, who played a negative character in the South film ‘Leo’, has created a stir by giving a statement expressing regret for not doing a rap scene on heroine Trisha in the film. Many celebrities including Trisha, the film’s director Lokesh Kangraj have criticized this statement, calling it gender discriminatory, perverted and malicious. Several organizations of the Tamil film industry have banned Mansoor from working further. A proposal has also been given to the National Commission for Women to take action against this.

Thalapathy Vijay and Trisha’s film ‘Leo’ was released recently. Actor Mansoor Ali Khan, who played a negative role in the film, said while talking to the media that he regrets not doing a rap scene with Trisha in the film. Mansoor said that when I came to know that Trisha is also a co-star in this film, I expected that there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I can take Trisha to the bedroom. I have done rap scenes with other well-known heroines in many films before, so I thought I would get a chance here too. But, these people did not let me even get a glimpse of Trisha in the schedule of Kashmir. Trisha got very irritated by this indecent comment of Mansoor. She wrote on social media that this comment was gender discriminatory, dirty-minded, anti-women, derogatory and disgusting. I am very angry. Good thing I didn’t have to share screen with this guy and I will make sure I don’t have to share screen with him in future also. In this dialogue, Mansoor also made similar derogatory comments towards the other two heroines, Khushboo and Roza.

Mansoor, on the other hand, has defended that his statement has been edited and misrepresented. This has been done to harm my professional and political career. I had made a simple joke but this controversy has been created because I am going to contest the next Lok Sabha elections. My daughter is also a fan of Trisha.

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