Above: Photo from Audio launch function of “Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam” – Chalapathi Rao, Nagarjuna are present in the photo.
Senior tollywood actor Chalapathi Rao offered apologies to women and said he regrets over making such derogatory comments. But he also stressed that his statements were misquoted and twisted by media.
As per his argument, media and social media activists have failed to understand the Telugu language perfectly. “In Telugu, a word has many meanings. One should not take a statement on its face value but go for its deeper meaning of the language and context. I was actually slamming the hero’s statement in the film,” he defended his comments.
On other side, Actor Nagarjuna has slammed Chalapathi Rao for his derogatory comments on women. The latter had made the objectionable statement at the pre-release function of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam, which was held on Sunday, May 21, the movie is written and directed by Kalyan Krishna. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead in the film, which also stars Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu and others.
When Chalapathi Rao asked to react on a dialogue from the above film, ‘Ammaayilu manassaanthiki hsanikaram‘ (girls are injurious to mental peace). He said, “Ammayilu hanikaram kadu kani pakkaloki panikostaru (girls are not harmful, but they are useful on bed).”
Nagarjuna was upset with his comment and reacted on twitter “I always respect women personally and in my films/I definitely do not agree wt Chalapati rao’s derogatory comments/dinosaurs do not exist!!”
I always respect women personally and in my films/I definitely do not agree wt Chalapati rao's derogatory comments/dinosaurs do not exist!!🙏
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) May 23, 2017
Meanwhile, Rakul Preet Singh, who was on the state while Chalapathi Rao making this statement, has given a clarification that she did not understand the meaning of his statement when he passed the objectionable remark. She tweeted, “Apologies 4 a late response 2 #ChalapathiRao comments!wish I understood d exact meanin of it then.I condemn it n my off stmnt wil b out soon. “