Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan tendered an apology to his Leo co-star Trisha Krishnan on Friday, November 24, after he came under fire for his derogatory comments that created a huge controversy. In a detailed statement released by the actor's PRO, he said, "I extend my gratitude to all the leaders, actors, and journalists, and my greetings to all those who opposed me. The Kalinga War has come to an end. Emperor Ashoka embraced ahimsa after the blood of lakhs spilled on his heart. Yes, conscience is God. When the police official said that Trisha was sad after the recent events, I said, 'I too feel the same', and came back. This is the reality."
Mansoor Ali Khan further stated, "I lost my youth completely in the film industry. Even when my appearance is big, I have gotten only small roles. I pray to God to give me the strength to work creatively in the days ahead." He concluded his statement with his apology writing, "My co-actress Trisha, forgive me. May God bless the fortune for me to bless your Mangalyam (marital necklace, mangalsutra) as it goes around in the coconut tray in the auspicious marital ritual! Amen." Below is Mansoor Ali Khan's complete statement:
Mansoor Ali Khan appeared before the police at the All Women Police Station at Thousand Lights in Chennai on Thursday after he was summoned over his sexist remarks against Trisha. Known for playing negative roles in Tamil films, the actor recently made derogatory comments about his Leo co-star Trisha during a press meet and expressed his regret for not having a "bedroom scene", while going on to mention his numerous "rape scenes" in the past. Addressing Mansoor Ali Khan's statements, Trisha called him out on X and wrote, "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) Soon after, the Nadigar Sangam (The South Indian Artistes Association) condemned 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.
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…— Trish (@trishtrashers) November 18, 2023