Madras High Court comes down hard on Mansoor Ali Khan for filing defamation suit against Trisha

During the hearing, Justice N Sathish Kumar wondered, "Shouldn't it be Trisha who must be lodging a complaint in this issue?"

BySouth First Desk

Published Dec 11, 2023 | 7:59 PMUpdatedDec 11, 2023 | 8:17 PM

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On Monday, 11 December, the Madras High Court came down hard on actor Mansoor Ali Khan for filing a defamation suit against actor Trisha. The court felt that Trisha should have been the one to file a complaint.

Mansoor Ali Khan filed a defamation suit against actors Trisha, Kushboo, and Chiranjeevi demanding compensation of ₹1 crore each.

The actor contended that without watching the complete video of his speech, Trisha, Khushbo, and Chiranjeevi made comments that harmed his reputation.

Related: Trisha condemns outrageous comments by Mansoor Ali Khan

Mansoor Ali Khan’s comments

It all started with the video clip of Mansoor Ali Khan’s interview going viral.

In the clip, he made some objectionable remarks for not having scenes with Trisha in their recently released film Leo (2023).

Soon after the video clip went viral, Trisha lashed out at Mansoor Ali Khan for making such misogynistic statements. Several other stars, including Kushboo Sundar and Chiranjeevi, extended their support to Trisha.

Even the National Commission of Women, which took suo moto into this issue, directed the Tamil Nadu Police to file a complaint against Mansoor Ali Khan. Following this, the actor tendered an unconditional apology to Trisha.

With Trisha accepting the apology, those in the industry considered the matter closed.

However, Mansoor Ali said he would file a defamation suit against the actors for defaming him without watching the entire video.

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Trisha should have complained: Madras HC

When the defamation case came up for hearing on Monday, Justice N Sathish Kumar wondered, “Shouldn’t it be Trisha who must be complaining about this issue?”

Pointing out that several youngsters often consider film stars as their role models, the judge asked Mansoor Ali Khan’s lawyer if someone could behave in such an indecent manner in public. He also directed the lawyer to advise his client on how to behave in public.

In response, the lawyer said they would present the complete video of Mansoor Ali Khan’s speech in question and prayed that after watching it, Trisha should remove her tweet on Mansoor Ali Khan.

The judge asked the defendants — Trisha, Khushboo, and Chiranjeevi — to file their replies and posted the matter for further hearing on 22 December.