Santosh Shivan lands in trouble after sexist tweet

Santosh Shivan lands in trouble after sexist tweet

Ace cinematographer Santosh Shivan has found himself in the middle of a controversy, after a social media post on him on producers earned the wrath of Tamil film personalities.

Santosh uploaded a meme, which showed an angry dog with a caption ‘Producer while paying technicians’ and a picture of the same dog smiling with the caption ‘Producers while paying heroine’.

Following this, producer JSK Satish Kumar posted: “”@santoshsivan which movie was hit bcs of u alone? shame on ur tweet don’t make cheap comments on producers lots of youngsters are more talent than u I strongly condemn..”

He added: “u don’t know Pain of a producer who invests without knowing what will be the result #ban#santoshsivan.”

Meanwhile, Santosh Shivan has deleted the controversial tweet and also gave an explanation on his Twitter page.

He said: “The Tweet ,a fwd a in english, ideleted, since its objectionable to so many well meaning producers. And it doesn’t really mean anything.”

Santosh’s upcoming film will be Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, a multi-starrer which features music by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman.