Tamannaah’s recent flick, “Okkadochadu” which released on 23rd of December 2016, is performing well at the theatres. The story revolves around black money and corruption. Along with Tamannaah, the movie also features Vishal, Jagapati Babu, Vadivelu, Soori and Sampath Raj in the lead roles.
Tamannaah’s outbursts at her “Okkadochadu” director, Suraaj: reportedly director Suraaj made cheap comments about women’s roles in the film industry. Suraaj said that heroines were like commodities who just fill blank spaces in the Indian Cinema. Tamannah lost her cool after listening to such a statement. She was watching Aamir Khan’s “Dangal,” and had to leave the cinema hall to respond to the director’s comment.
Tamannaah tweeted, “This is 2016 and it is very ironic that I had to leave a film like (sic) Dangal in the middle which is on woman empowerment and to tackle this issue. I am very hurt and angered by the comments made by my director Suraj and I would definitely want him to apologise, not only to me but to all women in the industry. We are actors and here to act and entertain the audiences and should not at any point be objectified as commodities I have been working in the south industry for over 11 years and have worn costumes which I have been comfortable with. It is sad that women in our country are spoken about so frivolously and I would like to tell my audiences that our industry should not be generalised by comments made by one such individual.”
Director Suraaj had made his apology in a tweet which read, “I am really sorry and would like to apologise to Ms. Tamannah and all the heroines in the industry. My intention was not to show anyone in bad light or hurt their sentiments. I am sorry once again and take back my comments.”
Every now and then, the issue of women’s equality is talked and debated about. Today‘s women have evolved to greater heights. Women in India are flourishing in many professions like politics, arts and culture, military, education, economic development and many more professions. Respect women, for who they are, for without women would be no existence! “The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.” – Albert Schweitzer.