Radha Ravi, a legendary actor in Tamil Cinema made misogynist comments on Nayantara saying that how can a girl who acts as a ghost can also act as Sita.
He also said that a woman like KR Vijaya used to play Amman (God) characters once upon a time but today everyone is playing such characters and degrading the value.
He demeaned Nayantara and her star status too. His comments made many Tamil celebrities lash out against him with even Vishal saying that he wishes to have pleasure of signing demanding an apology letter from him.
Nayantara did not remain silent and issued an open statement about her disapproval of his statements and slammed him saying that he is a wrong example to younger generation.
Nayantara's statement reads,
"At 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."