Veteran actor Radha Ravi recently attended the press meet of Nayanthara starrer Kolayuthir Kaalam as a chief guest where he passed filthy comments on Nayanthara. Later Nayanthara’s boyfriend and filmmaker Vignesh Shivan took to their social media to slam the actor for his derogatory remarks.
India Today quoted Ravi as saying, “Nayanthara is a star now and she’s hailed as Lady Superstar. Some even compared her to Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan. They’re immortals and it is disheartening to see people include Nayanthara in the list. 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 can act as a ghost and as Goddess Sita as well. Back in those days, if filmmakers have a Goddess character in the film, they’d go for veteran actress KR Vijaya. But now, anybody can play the role. Paatha udane kumbudravangalayum podalam, paatha udane koopadravangalyum podalam (We can cast those who are respected and those who sleep around). Nayanthara, of late, acts in horror films. If the ghosts see her in person, they’ll run away”.
The actor even went on to mock the #MeToo movement and said, “I also advised Mathi (Kolayuthir Kaalam’s producer and Radha Ravi’s son-in-law) to get agreements from artists that they’ll attend promotions. Also, another agreement that states that the hero will touch the heroine in any way during a flm’s shooting and that the latter shouldn’t make a big deal of it later”.
Later filmmaker Vignesh Shivan took to his Twitter handle to slam the actor for his derogatory remarks 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”.
Chinmayi Sripaada also slammed Ravi and requested Nadigar Sangam to take action against him.