The DMK has suspended actor Radha Ravi from the primary membership of the party for making nasty comments against Nayanthara at a film function.
Radha Ravi had made comments about the actress being cast to play the role of a ‘ghost’ and ‘Sita’ in different films at the trailer launch of the film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam starring Nayanthara in the lead role.
“Nayanthara has acted as ghost and as goddess Sita as well. Earlier, K.R. Vijaya was the most popular choice to play the role of goddess. Today, anyone can be cast to play a goddess.
They can cast someone who you want to pray to when you look at them, they can also cast someone you want to call towards you when you see them.” A video of his speech from the event that was widely shared on social media platforms drew sharp criticism.
He also said: “Nowadays, people are using mobile phones to shoot anything anywhere. We don’t need a huge camera, it’s enough if we have mobile phones. I heard someone got raped in Pollachi and the leaked video was doing the rounds on social media.
Many are requesting people not to see it. But, what else would people watch? For example, out of 110 passengers, at least 100 people would have watched the leaked video. Only the driver and conductor wouldn’t have seen it.”
Hitting out at Radha Ravi, Chinmayi said, “Koopadravanga koopadravanga nnu solraare Radha Ravi. Andha koopadra aamblainga yaaru? Avangala dhaane asinga paduthanum?”
Radha Ravi’s sister Radhika Sarathkumar said, “Nayanthara is one of the few dedicated actors we hav today, have the pleasure knowing her and sharing professional space with her, she is above all this, did not watch full video, but met Ravi today and told him it was not in good taste at all.”
Vignesh Shivan posted: “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”.
He added: “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.”