Swara Bhasker slams Radha Ravi for his derogatory remarks on Nayanthara, requests Tamil film industry to take action
Following the incident, several celebrities and fans took to social media to question Radha Ravi for his derogatory statement made against Nayanthara, who wasn't present at the event.
Veteran actor Radha Ravi recently made controversial comments on actress Nayanthara. The actor was the chief guest at the press meet for Nayanthara starrer Kolayuthir Kaalam.
Following the incident, several celebrities and fans took to social media to question Radha Ravi for the derogatory statement he made against Nayanthara, who wasn't present at the event.
Radha Ravi was reported saying, "Nayanthara is a star now and she's hailed as lady superstar. Some even compared her to Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan. They're immortals and it is disheartening to see people include Nayanthara in the list. I agree that Nayanthara is a good actress and she is sustaining in the industry for several years. There have been several reports about her, yet she stands tall. Tamil Nadu people remember anything only for four days, then they forget. Now, she is a known face. She can act as a ghost and as Goddess Sita as well. Back in those days, if filmmakers have a Goddess character in the film, they'd go for veteran actress KR Vijaya. But now, anybody can play the role. Paatha udane kumbudravangalayum podalam , paatha udane koopadravangalyumpodalam."
She wrote: "A sad and distressing reminder of the sickeningly consistent occurrence that women who call out & report sexual harassment at the workplace do so at the cost of their careers.. enough is enough! #TimeToChange #TimesUp Go @Chinmayi may your lovely voice ring loud, clear & true." She further tweeted, "Can Tamil speakers pls help.. what is this person saying exactly??"
Singer Chinmayi Sripaada also slammed Radha Ravi and requested Nadigar Sangam to take action for 'abusing a successful female actor on stage'. She also claimed that he ousted her from the dubbing union because she exposed him in the #MeToo movement.
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