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Radha Ravi suspended from DMK as a result of the derogatory remarks against Nayanthara

While the responses from within the film fraternity were initially slow, it has gradually picked up steam 

Published: 24th March 2019

Actor Radha Ravi, who had developed notoriety for being a rabble-rouser at film-related events has found himself in the eye of the storm, yet again, for his comments on Nayanthara during the trailer launch event of the Airaa actor's Kolaiyuthir Kaalam. 

As a recent development, Radha Ravi was suspended from his party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam today (25.03.19), for his derogatory remarks against Nayanthara. 

MK Stalin the president of DMK, announced the suspension of Radha Ravi on his Twitter handle. He wrote, "The defamatory remarks made by actor Radha Ravi on the women in the film industry is highly condemnable. As a party which stands for the rights of women, we cannot tolerate such behaviour."

Radha Ravi addressed the media today and said, "My comments on Nayanthara have been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion. I do not want to apologise as I strongly believe I've said nothing wrong against her. But at the same time, I feel sorry if my comments had hurt her in any manner and I'm also ready to meet Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan to clarify my statement." He also announced that he'll be resigning from DMK.

Meanwhile, the outrage over his statements continued to trickle in from the film fraternity, with actor and General Secretary of Nadigar Sagam, Vishal tweeting out his response," 

Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who has always been vocal about such incidents plaguing the film industry put out strongly-worded tweets condemning the Saturday incident and urged fellow actors to take up the cudgels at least now. 

Starting off with blaming the mindset, Varalaxmi said,

She spoke about the kind of support that should have been extended when the MeToo movement began in India

The Neeya 2 actor also took to task the various Sangams that were in place to prevent harassment to the various actors and technicians

Warning about the ill-effects of not raising voice at the right time, Varalaxmi said,

KJR Studios, who have bankrolled Nayanthara's Airaa, released a statement condemning the incident, and said, "We sincerely condemn Mr #RadhaRavi and will not cast him in any of our films and we will strongly advice our associates and friends in the industry not to cast him either."

Meanwhile, Etcetera Entertainment's V Madhialagan, who are producing Kolayuthir Kaalam, clarified his stance over the controversy that occurred in their event, and said, "Radha Ravi is a very senior artist. On stage, when it happened, I didn't know how to react. There is no doubt that what was said at the event was completely wrong."  

Upset by the incident Taapsee Pannu said," This is disgusting beyond words. Who asked him about casting prerequisites and is he the president of character certificate association? This comes for one of the strongest actresses of the industry, I can only wonder what he might have to say about others."

Actor Rohini, who previously got expelled from the dubbing union by Radha Ravi, wrote,

Samantha gave a sarcastic reply to Radha Ravi's actions on Twitter. She wrote,


(This is a developing story)


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