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.
Hyderabad: Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao booked under section 354 a (IV), 509 IPC at Saroor Nagar Police Stn for controversial remark on women pic.twitter.com/LKsZ49Wajm— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2017
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.
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
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)