Trisha remark: NCW asks TN DGP to register case against Mansoor Ali Khan
In the video Mansoor Ali Khan (right) can be purportedly heard ruing that villains are not given “rape scenes” these days and that he could not do such a scene with Trisha (left) in 'Leo'

Trisha remark: NCW asks TN DGP to register case against Mansoor Ali Khan

The NCW commended on X that it has taken suo-motu cognisance of Khan’s remarks which “normalize violence against women and must be condemned”

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo-motu cognisance of Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan’s alleged vile comments about his Leo co-star Trisha Krishnan as it has emerged in a video.

The NCW wrote in an X (Twitter) post on Monday (November 20) that it had directed the Tamil Nadu DGP to slap a case under IPC Section 509 B (sexual harassment by electronic mode) and other applicable laws on Khan.

“The National Commission for Women is deeply concerned about the derogatory remarks made by actor Mansoor Ali Khan towards actress Trisha Krishna. We’re taking suo motu in this matter directing the DGP to invoke IPC Section 509 B and other relevant laws. Such remarks normalize violence against women and must be condemned,” the NCW posted.

A video of Khan’s interview appeared on social media recently, in which he can be allegedly heard saying, “When I heard that I was acting with Trisha, I thought there would be a bedroom scene in the film. I thought that I could carry her to the bedroom just like I did with other actresses in my earlier movies. I have done so many rape scenes in a number of movies and it’s not new to me. But these guys didn’t even show Trisha to me on the sets during the Kashmir schedule.”

Trisha later wrote on X, “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.”

On Sunday, the South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), also known as Nadigar Sangam, also condemned Khan for his sexist comments and demanded a public apology from him. The SIAA said it is considering temporary suspension for Khan’s membership until he apologises.

Not only Trisha, Khan made a passing reference to two other notable actresses — Khushbu and Roja — as well while commenting on Trisha in the interview. He was heard ruing that villains are not given “rape scenes” these days and recalled such scenes with (now-politicians) Khushbu and Roja in the past.

Khushbu Sundar, now a BJP functionary, wrote on X on Sunday: “As a member of NCW, I have already taken up the issue of Mansoor Ali Khan with my senior and will be taking an action on it. Nobody can get away with such a filthy mind. I stand with [Trisha] and my other colleagues where this man speaks in such a sexist disgusting mindset about them, including me. When we are fighting tooth & nail to protect women & bring dignity to them, such men are like a bot in our society.”

On Monday, she retweeted NCW’s post and wrote, “Action taken.”
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