'Leo' producers break their silence on Mansoor Ali Khan's speech about Trisha: "Such behavior is unacceptable and..."

'Leo' Producers Break Their Silence On Mansoor Ali Khan's Speech About Trisha:
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Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan has been condemned by people from all walks of life, including the film fraternity, for his recent comments about leading actress Trisha Krishnan. Having appeared in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Leo this year despite not sharing any scenes together, the veteran actor had made derogatory remarks about the leading Tamil actress, which caused a big controversy, leading to the film's director Lokesh Kanagaraj also denouncing his statements. In that light, the producers of Leo, Seven Screen Studio, on Tuesday evening, November 21, issued a statement on X censuring Mansoor Ali Khan for his uncivil talk, while informing that they too are against such behavior. 

Seven Screen Studio wrote, "We are deeply dismayed by actor Mansoor Ali Khan's disrespectful speech. Such behavior is unacceptable and completely contradicts our core values of respect and equality. We stand united in condemning this behavior." (sic) This latest statement from the Leo producers comes after the Nadigar Sangam (The South Indian Artistes Association) had last week issued a press release condemning Mansoor Ali Khan's comments, with the National Commission for Women (NCW) also directing the Tamil Nadu police to invoke IPC Section 509 B and other relevant laws against him. 

Mansoor Ali Khan had recently made sexist and misogynistic comments against his Leo co-star Trisha during a press meet saying that he was disappointed that he didn't get to share any scenes with the actress and added that he wished for a rape scene with her. His statements were soon brought to the attention of Trisha, who called him out on X, and stated that she would never collaborate with him in any future projects. She posted, "A recent video has come to my notice where Mr.Mansoor Ali Khan has spoken about me in a vile and disgusting manner.I strongly condemn this and find it sexist,disrespectful,misogynistic,repulsive and in bad taste.He can keep wishing but I am grateful never to have shared screen space with someone as pathetic as him and I will make sure it never happens for the rest of my film career as well. People like him bring a bad name to mankind." (sic)