Police book actor Mansoor Ali Khan under 2 IPC sections for controversial comments on actresses

The Chennai Police has booked actor Mansoor Ali Khan under Sections 354A and 509 of the IPC for his recent comments on actresses.

BySouth First Desk

Published Nov 22, 2023 | 12:23 PMUpdatedNov 22, 2023 | 12:23 PM

Mansoor Ali Khan

The Chennai Police has booked well-known actor and producer Mansoor Ali Khan under Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 ( word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code for his recent comments on actresses.

The case was filed by the Thousand Lights All Women Police Station after a direction to the effect was received from the National Commission for Women (NCW), which took suo moto cognisance of the actor’s comments during an interview.

Khushbu reacts 

Sources say that a team from the police station visited the actor’s residence and interrogated him on his recent statements that have now snowballed into a controversy.

Meanwhile, actor-politician Khushbu Sundar, who is also a member of the National Commission for Women, took strong exception to Mansoor Ali Khan’s stand that he would not apologise for his comments.

She took to X to register her thoughts. She wrote, “These men.. to cover up their mistakes they give examples of others wrong doings and try to justify their actions. #MansoorAliKhan rather than pointing fingers at others, look at yourself.”

She further wrote, “Your arrogance and defiant attitude show how misogynist & egoistic person you are. If you think you can get away with this, sorry you can’t. An apology will not strip you of your badge of manhood. It will give dignity to the women in your family. Probably you have taken your onscreen character too far and personal. Shame on you.”

Mansoor Ali Khan’s statements

It all started with Mansoor Ali Khan making some objectionable statements while talking about not being able to share screen space with Trisha in Leo during the course of an interview on some channels.

The statements, which were vulgar and derogatory, triggered a response from Trisha.

The film fraternity stood by Trisha, with the Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes’ Association) demanding a public apology from Mansoor Ali Khan for his statements and mulling over the possibility of expelling him from the association.

However, the actor has been defiant and has refused to tender an apology.

Related: Trisha condemns outrageous comments by Mansoor Ali Khan