Actress Rakul Preet, the female lead of the film, was also present at the occasion, when Chalapathi Rao made his comment. However, this kind of cheap comments weren't expected from a senior actor like Chalapathi Rao garu.
Taking to Twitter, Rakul Preet Singh claimed that she hadn't understood what the Chalapathi Rao had said at the event, and condemned his comment in no uncertain terms. This left everyone speechless and the actor has been facing the heat across the social media. The movie is all set for May 26th release all over.
Rao made the comments when he was asked to respond to a line from the trailer in which Naga Chaitanya says that girls are injurious to peace of mind.
Ms. Rakul Preet Singh said she was "appalled" that a senior actor could be so "vulgar" and "irresponsible".
Following a complaint by a woman activist, a case was registered against the actor at Saroor Nagar police station, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said.
A complaint lodged by Satyavathi, director of the voluntary agency "Bhumika", on Tuesday with the Jubilee Hills police was sent for legal opinion, said Sub-Inspector S. Vijaykumar and Inspector S. Venkat Reddy, when contacted. I didn't mean to hurt anyone. I got angry and I tried to give an honest answer that they aren't injurious to any man.
Amidst the uproar over his obscene remarks, Chalapathi Rao too tendered an unconditional apology to women saying that he did not intend to hurt their feelings. Nag also said the woman needs lot of respect in the society and film industry is giving them all the way.
Veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao faced the ire of women's organisations for his lewd comments on women at the pre-launch function of Nagarjuna's Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam movie. Do we sleep with snakes? No. I don't even understand what's wrong in that. "I've been in this industry for almost 50 years now and I've always respected women".