Veteran actor Radha Ravi today expressed regret over his comments on Nayanthara, after people from various sections slammed him for his speech and his party DMK suspended him.
“If there is any harm to the party because of me, I myself will opt out of the DMK. My words were misunderstood. I expressed my regret for them,” he added.
Speaking at the trailer launch of the film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam starring Nayanthara in the lead role, Radha Ravi said, “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.”