Nayanthara.PR HandoutNayanthara has hit out at veteran actor Radha Ravi for his distasteful comments against her. In a press release, the actress has thanked DMK president MK Stalin’s quick action, while asking people not to entertain misogynist like him.Her statement is not just restricted to criticising Radha Ravi’s behaviour, but urges the Nadigar Sangam to set up Internal Complaints Committee in the actors’ guild. The complete text of her press release can be read below:I rarely issue public statements, as I have always allowed my professional work to speak for itself. However desperate times mandate desperate measures. Today, I am compelled to issue a detailed statement so as to clarify my own position and also to champion the cause of women who bear the brunt of male insensitivities and sexism.First & foremost, it is my bounden duty to place on record my sincere thanks and deepest appreciation to the President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Thiru.M.K.Stalin for swiftly taking action against misogynistic speeches of Thiru. Radha Ravi. My sincere Thanks to you sir. Read How Celebrities Respond to Ravi’s CommentsAt the outset, I would like to remind Mr. Radha Ravi and the likes of misogynists like him that they were also given birth by a woman. By demeaning the status of women and passing sexist remarks, these retarded men get a feeling of machismo. I feel terribly sorry for the way they treat women in an opinionated way and my empathy remains with all the women who live in the families of these ‘macho’ men. As an actor of considerable seniority and work experience, Mr. Radha Ravi should have led the younger generation by example, instead he has chosen to take up the role of a misogynist ‘role model’. These are troubled times for women, as women are establishing themselves predominantly in every field of public life and asserting their due place in this era of meritocracy. When actors like Mr.Radha Ravi fall out of business and become irrelevant, they tend to rely on cheap popularity tactics in order to grab some limelight.What remains ghastly shocking about his male chauvinistic speeches are that he never ceases to get applause and laughs from some members of the audience. As long as the audience encourage sexist remarks, speakers like Mr.Radha Ravi will continue to thrive on misogyny and cracking of denigrating jokes against women. I strongly urge well intentioned citizens and my beloved fans to deeply discourage the behaviour of the likes of Mr.Radha Ravi. Not withstanding the aforesaid advisory, through this statement I would like to strongly register my condemnation and protest against the derogatory speeches made by Mr.Radha Ravi against women and children in general and me in specific.God has been amply kind in giving me wonderful professional opportunities and the affectionate movie-goers of Tamil Nadu have amply rewarded me for my good performances. Irrespective of all negative remarks and aspersions cast upon me, I shall continue to take up the multifaceted roles of Sita, ghost, Goddess, friend, wife, lover, so on and so forth with the sole intention of providing maximum entertainment to my fans.Lastly, my humble question to the South Indian Artistes’ Association (Nadigar Sangam):- Will you set up the Internal Complaints Committee as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s dictum and commence an internal inquiry as per Vishakha Guidelines???Once again, thanking all the good hearts that have stood by me yet again supporting me through this little phase of negativity!Now, Getting back to work! With God’s Grace and your unconditional Love as always!!
Saaho and Bharat postersCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookThe makers of director Sujeeth’s Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, are said to have planned to release its teaser with Salman Khan’s Bharat on June 5 as the Eid treat for filmgoers.The producers recently announced that Saaho would release in the cinema halls on August 15. They have released some posters and a couple of making videos – Shades of Saaho Chapter 1 and two. These promos have stunned the film goers and left them demanding more. All these promos have received a massive response and generated a huge expectation and curiosity about the film.Now, all eyes are on the launch of Saaho teaser. The buzz in the social media is that its first look video is released with Salman Khan’s much-awaited Hindi film Bharat, which is set to hit the screens on June 5. The reason for this rumour is simple. Bharat is produced by T-Series, which is also presenting the Hindi version of Saaho. This fueled the speculation that the banner might release it with Hindi movie.A movie buff named Raghu Nandan Reddy tweeted, “#Prabhas’s PAN India magnum opus #Saaho’s teaser likely to release on 5th June. The teaser is said to be attached to #Bharat which is releasing this Wednesday Hitting the screens WW on 15th August in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil & Malayalam.” Bharat posterTwitter.Another film goer named Minar Ahmed @minarahmed10 tweeted, “@TSeries & @UV_Creations unveil the teaser of #saaho in Eid n attach it to the prints of #bharat it would give more boost to #saaho @AAFilmsIndia …@KomalNahta @VishekC.”But a source close to Prabhas denies the reports about the teaser launch of Saaho. The makers do not have any such plans. “The makers have not planned the release of Saaho teaser. So it is not releasing during Eid. It might hit the internet a couple of weeks after the Ramadan,” the source told IBTimes India. Leaked still of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor from SaahoTwitterMeanwhile, the source revealed that there might be an announcement about the cameo role. “Saaho will have a special appearance of a popular star, who they have not yet finalized. They are still in talks with stars. If everything is finalized. They may announce it during this Eid,” the source told IBTimes India.Saaho is sci-fi action thriller made with a whopping budget of Rs 300 crore. Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are playing the lead roles and Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay and Jackie Shroff are in supporting roles in this Sujeeth directorial. UV Creations is bankrolling this trilingual film, which is simultaneously shot and released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
Eric Gay | AP via NPRLaw enforcement officials gather Monday at the scene of a deadly shooting the previous day at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas Then, the guys get into how the 2018 election cycle is starting to shape up now that U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) has decided not to run again and Lupe Valdez, Dallas County Sheriff, is considering running for governor of Texas. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share On this weeks’ episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus get into the politics of: Gun control after the shooting in Sutherland Springs last weekend. Twenty-six people were killed and another twenty were injured when Devin Patrick Kelley entered First Baptist Church with a semi-automatic rifle. A death penalty case turns into life in prison for an intellectually disabled inmate. 00:00 /19:26 What happened with all of those amendments we talked about last week? Listen X A long list of Texas legislators accused of varying types of sexual harassment is released. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: