A case was on  registered against Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao for allegedly making derogatory remarks on women at a pre-release event of a film, police said.

While speaking at the  pre-release function of Telugu film Rarandoi Veduka Chudham, the actor said women are only fit for good partners in bed, reports Hindustan Times

This is what he said, “ Ammayilu hanikaram kadu kani.. pakkalo ki paniki vastharu (Women are only fit for sleeping with men).”

He made this comment after he was quizzed about a line from the trailer of the movie which said, girls are “injurious to peace of mind”.

 A case was registered against the actor at Saroor Nagar police station, Rachakonda following a complaint by an woman activist.

The case was registered under sections 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 354a (IV) (making sexually coloured remarks) of the IPC.

Similarly, another complaint was also lodged against the actor with Jubilee Hills Police by a group of women.

The actor, at the pre-release function of Telugu movie Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam recently, had passed the alleged vulgar comment on women.

The film stars Naga Chaitanya and Rakul Preet.

However, in a video message, Chalapathi Rao offered his apologies saying, “If anyone feels hurt…if anyone thinks what I spoke is wrong…I am sorry.”

He also accused some local TV channels of blowing his remarks out of proportion.

The remarks drew sharp criticism by some Tollywood actors including Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet, who “slammed” Rao for his comment on social media.

(With PTI inputs)