'No stranger to offensive statements': Vishal, Taapsee Pannu, Samantha Akkineni, Richa Chadda slam Radha Ravi
Senior actor Radha Ravi, in a recent event held last week, made some distasteful remarks against actress Nayanthara, sparking outrage across social media. Soon after the protest, the DMK party acted swiftly by dismissing Radha Ravi from the party, while the film industry collectively expressed disgust at his remarks.
Tamil film actor Vishal Krishna, who is also the Vice President of the Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC), said that he feels it is time to take the strong action against people in positions of responsibility who speak disrespectfully of women.
According to reports, Vishal said, "This senior actor is no stranger to offensive suggestive remarks about women. This is not the first time he has spoken like this, nor is it the last time unless we take strong action against him. He has done this time and again." Condemning the people who clapped at the event when Radha Ravi spoke, the actor added, "If you enjoy women being insulted then you are no less misogynist than the person talking rubbish about a woman."
Bollywood actress Richa Chadda applauded the DMK party for suspending Radha Ravi. She said, "Anyone that makes disrespectful comments about women, cannot be excused. Everyday sexism and blatant misogyny have no place in a modern society."
Tamil actress Khushboo said: "Radha Ravi's comments were absolutely distasteful. I was shocked by his statement. When men fail at words, they resort to body shaming and character assassinate. (I am) appalled by his words."
Actress Samantha Akkineni tweeted: "Sigh Mr. Radha Ravi... the struggle to stay relevant. You're a sad man and we all feel sorry for you. May your soul or whatever is left of it find peace. We'll send you tickets for Nayanthara's next superhit film. Have some popcorn and take a chill pill."
Actress Taapsee Pannu wrote: "This is disgusting beyond words. Who asked him about casting prerequisites and is he the president of character certificate association? This comes for one of the strongest actresses of the industry. I can only wonder what he might have to say about others."