Tamil actor Radha Ravi might have gotten away after insulting many popular film personalities from the South Indian film industry in the past, but things don’t seem right this time. The actor, who’s known for puking venom against celebrities, made misogynist comments against actor Nayanthara at the trailer launch event of her own film. And now, he has to bear the repercussions of the same. In what comes as the first slap on his face, popular film studio – KJR Studios has banned Radha Ravi from featuring in any of their films. The studio has also requested other filmmakers to take strict action against the actor to establish that one can’t get away easily after harassing a woman publicly.

KGR Studios released an official statement on Twitter explaining how Ravi’s behaviour is completely unacceptable and he deserves to be punished. Their statement read, “We sincerely condemn Mr #RadhaRavi and will not cast him in any of our films and we will strongly advice our associates and friends in the industry not to cast him either.#Nayanthara #KolaiyuthirKaalam #KJRStudios” (sic)

At the trailer launch of Nayanthara’s horror film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, Radha Ravi slut-shamed the actress and said,  “I agree that Nayanthara is a good actress and she is sustaining in the industry for several years. There have been several reports about her, yet she stands tall. Tamil Nadu people remember anything only for four days, then they forget. Now, she is a known face. She plays a ghost in Tamil films and the goddess Sita in Telugu movies. In my days, we would cast actresses like KR Vijaya to play the role of Sita. Today, anybody can play Sita. You can cast a person, whom you respect or someone who sleeps around.”

Several prominent faces from the South Indian film industry have slammed the actor for his inappropriate behaviour against Nayanthara. The actress’s boyfriend and actor Vignesh Shivan blasted Ravi on Twitter and wrote, “Clueless and helpless cos no one will support or do anything or take any action against that filthy piece of shit coming from a legendary family .. he keeps doing this to seek attention! Brainless !  Sad to see audience laughing& clapping for his filthy comments!  None of us” (sic), adding “None of us had any idea that this event was going to take place for an incomplete film .. the actual producers or directors left the film few years back I guess! Inappropriate event wit unnecessary people sitting and knowing not what to speak ! If this is called promoting a movie” (sic), further saying, “Then it’s good to stay away from such events which don’t have any need but jus to give opportunities like this for jobless people to vomit 🤮 some senseless , useless stuff on stage !  Anyways no one from Nadigar sangam or any sangam will take any action against him #Sad #state” (sic)

 

Here are the tweets of the other actors condemning Ravi’s behaviour:

While all of this is happening and social media is constantly abuzz with posts criticising Radha Ravi, we wish some actual action to take place soon!