Even as Chalapathi Rao issued an apology, many actors have come down heavily on him for his comments against women.
“I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. If I had hurt your feelings, I am sorry. But, I was angry when they asked me if ‘girls are harmful’? Do we sleep with snakes? No. That’s why I said woman are harmless and that’s why we sleep with them. I don’t even understand what’s wrong in that. Some channel, that does not know Telugu, reported it and others are spreading it like cancer. I will never insult a woman. I will always treat women with respect like mothers and sisters,” he said.
Nagarjuna Akkineni said, ““I always respect women personally and in my films/I definitely do not agree wt Chalapati rao’s derogatory comments/dinosaurs do not exist!!”
A statement from Rakul Preet Singh said, “seniors should know where to draw the line in scenarios like this.”
Ram Pothineni said, “With due respect…we don’t expect a Sorry from you…But instead we feel Sorry for you for having lived so many years without realising the true value of a woman.”