Trisha vows never to work with Mansoor Ali Khan after ‘misogynistic’, ‘sexist’ comment; Lokesh Kanagaraj is ‘enraged’ | Tamil News


Tamil actor Trisha took to X (formerly Twitter) to strongly denounce the derogatory and misogynistic remarks made by Mansoor Ali Khan during a recent media interaction. Mansoor and Trisha both featured in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s recent hit, Leo, alongside Vijay. Although they didn’t share any scenes, Mansoor made inappropriate comments, expressing regret over not having a “bedroom scene” with Trisha and mentioned having performed numerous “rape scenes” in the past.

Condemning the ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist’ comment made by Mansoor, Trisha wrote, “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. People like him bring a bad name to mankind.”

Filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj also slammed Mansoor for his comment and wrote, “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.”

During a press conference, Mansoor spoke about Leo and not getting a chance to share the screen with Trisha. His video is now going viral on social media. Speaking in Tamil, Mansoor said, “When I heard that I was acting with Trisha, I thought there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I thought I would 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 shoot in Kashmir.”

Leo also starred Sanjay Dutt, Arjun, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mysskin, Madonna Sebastian, George Maryan, Priya Anand and Mathew Thomas in pivotal roles.  Though Leo received mixed reviews, it emerged as the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2023 and the highest-grossing Tamil film overseas.


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