Radha Ravi, who is known for his insensitive digs, made a remark about Nayanthara at the trailer launch of her upcoming Tamil film Kolayuthir Kaalam on Saturday.
Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and filmmaker Vignesh Shivn on Sunday slammed veteran actor Radha Ravi for his derogatory comments on actress Nayanthara.”Nayanthara has acted as ghost and as goddess Sita as well. Earlier, KR Vijaya was the most popular choice to play the role of goddess. Today, anyone can be cast to play a goddess. They can cast someone who you want to pray to when you look at them, they can also cast someone you want to call towards you when you see them,” Ravi had said.
His comment earned a lot of backlash on social media after a video of his speech got circulated.Well-known singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada was among the first to call out Radha Ravi’s insensitive comments on Nayanthara.
A few months ago, Radha Ravi, who heads the dubbing union in Tamil Nadu, banned Chinmayi for speaking out against lyricist Vairamuthu for sexual harassment.
Sharing the clip on her Twitter page, she wrote: “Ok. So the Producer’s council and the Nadigar Sangam can’t take any action in my case because they cannot ‘interfere in the functioning of other unions’. But this man is actually abusing a successful female actor on stage. Do take action, if you could?”
Varalaxmi wrote on her Twitter page: “Shaming women, making offensive jokes on women (which they think is not offensive) degrading women, using women as eye candy have all become a part of this film industry thanks to our previous generations of women and men who didn’t react and instead thought it was ok. This is our state.”
Nayanthara’s partner Vignesh Shivn said he feels “clueless” and “helpless” because nobody would take action on Radha Ravi as he comes from a very popular family.”He keeps doing this to seek attention! Brainless! Sad to see audience laughing and clapping for his filthy comments,” he tweeted.