Telugu actor and MLA N Balakrishna has dug himself into a deep, deep hole. A police complaint was lodged by a section of lawyers on Monday against him for allegedly passing ‘vulgar’ comments against women at a movie function, police said.
At an audio release function of Telugu film Savitri, Balakrishna reportedly said his fans won’t accept if he simply chased women. “I must either kiss or get them pregnant,” he said. Balakrishna, a TDP MLA from Hindupur constituency in Andhra Pradesh, is the brother-in-law of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Balakrishna said that he audience isn’t content unless he kisses women in his movies or makes them pregnant.
“We have received a complaint against Nandamuri Balakrishna alleging that he made some vulgar comments against women at an audio release function for a movie held three days ago. We are seeking legal opinion on the issue,” Saroornagar police inspector S Lingaiah told PTI.
Wading into the issue, YSR Congress MLA RK Roja today demanded an apology from the CM and Balakrishna on the issue.
“While the top leadership itself has been pursuing anti-woman policies it percolates down the line resulting in the harassment of women at various levels and such government should apologise to the women community,” Roja told reporters on the eve of International Women’s Day.