It has been a couple of months since the #MeToo movement started gaining momentum and spread like a wild fire. Though there were many big heads involved in these allegations, none of these individuals dared to make an open statement about these accusations. However, it does not apply to Mr. Radha Ravi, one of the most prominent figures in the South Indian movie biz and one of the key persons who got Chinmayi Sripada disbarred from the Dubbing Union. Radha Ravi is now back in the spotlight for strongly accusing Nayanthara.
Mr. Radha Ravi was invited as the chief guest for Nayanthara’s Kolayuthir Kaalam press meet. Radha Ravi, who is known for spinning controversies out of thin air, took to the stage and started defaming and abusing Nayanthara, the lead actress of the movie. He passed lewd comments and made some really degrading remarks about the actress, for which he earned a few laughs and claps. He was further encouraged with this response and he stated, though there were several reports about this woman, she was chosen to play the role of Goddess Sita.
Nayanthara, the Lady Superstar of the South Indian cinema, took this speech very very seriously. She said, she rarely makes public statements and usually chooses to ignore the comments made about her, but this situation mandated one. She thanked the President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Thiru. M. K. Stalin for taking action against Mr. Radha Ravi. She stated, these men get a kick out of mocking women who work alongside them and by passing sexist remarks, they get the feeling of machismo. She also reprimanded him, saying, being a senior actor in the industry, he is supposed to set an example for the younger generation, but instead, he chose to be a misogynist role model for the youngsters.
Nayanthara further added, the public must not encourage people like him with applause and encouraging remarks. She stated, she strongly condemns the speech given by Mr. Radha Ravi about women and children in general and her in specific.
Nayanthara shared, despite having people like Radha Ravi in prominent positions, God has been kind to her and gave her many opportunities to showcase her talent. She stated, although there are haters like him, she will continue to take up roles like that of Sita, a ghost, a goddess, a wife or a lover. She concluded, she will continue to entertain her fans and the audience, irrespective of what her haters say.
Just heard some filthy comments from Mr.#RadhaRavi to press about a very fine actor. Your comments sir reflect the “filth in your character” and the “fineness in her many performances” as actor.
Such a shame to the community you are!! #RadhaRavi
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) March 25, 2019
This is disgusting beyond words. Who asked him about casting pre requisites 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 https://t.co/tFjTZ04gRB
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 24, 2019
Sighhh 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.
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) March 25, 2019