Mansoor Ali Khan reacts to Leo smoking scenes controversy, opens up on working with 'Thalapathy' Vijay during his early days - THUG LIFE VIDEO

Mansoor ali khan reacts to thalapathy vijay leo smoking scenes controversy naa ready song lokesh kanagaraj - Tamil Movie Cinema News

'Naa Ready' in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Leo released on the occasion of the Tamil superstar's birthday in June became an instant chart-topping hit but also courted controversy after a police complaint was filed alleging that the song was "glorifying smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug abuse". The highly-anticipated upcoming film's team soon after added a smoking disclaimer to the song on YouTube, with no scenes being removed from the song, which has since crossed 100 million views. In that light, actor Mansoor Ali Khan, who is playing a key role in Leo, has now reacted to the controversy surrounding the 'Naa Ready' song for the first time, while also looking back on his working experience with Vijay in his debut film Naalaiya Theerpu (1992). 

Addressing the controversy that sprung up after the release of the 'Naa Ready' song in Leo, Mansoor Ali Khan said, "It's a film. Why are you bringing this up? The story is as such where there are scenes like smoking and alcohol consumption. If told not to act like this, [how is it possible?] Instead, they should not sell them." Revealing that he has completed dubbing for his portions in Leo and recollecting the time when he worked in Vijay's debut film Naalaiya Theerpu, Mansoor Ali Khan said, "His father (S. A. Chandrasekhar) faced many struggles. He spent money from his own wallet to create a path for his son with small films and made him share the screen with Vijayakanth. If Vijay is at the top now, his father's contributions cannot be denied." 

Leo directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and featuring music composed by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander marks the second time the duo has collaborated on a Vijay venture together after Master (2021). Watch Mansoor Ali Khan talk about Leo in the video below: