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Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao booked for offensive remarks on women

Following alleged derogatory remarks on women, popular face of the Telugu film industry Chalapathi Rao has landed in legal trouble.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 24, 2017 9:22 IST
Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao booked for offensive remarks on
Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao booked for offensive remarks on women

Following alleged derogatory remarks on women, popular face of the Telugu film industry Chalapathi Rao has landed in legal trouble. A case has been registered against the Tollywood star for making "sleazy" remarks on women at a pre-release event of a film in Hyderabad, police said. 

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. 

The case was registered under sections 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 354a (IV) (making sexually coloured remarks) of the IPC. 

Similarly, another complaint was also lodged against the actor with Jubilee Hills Police by a group of women. 

The actor, at the pre-release function of Telugu movie 'Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam' recently, had passed the alleged vulgar comment on women. 

The film stars Naga Chaitanya and Rakul Preet. However, in a video message, Chalapathi Rao offered his apologies saying, "If anyone feels hurt...if anyone thinks what I spoke is wrong...I am sorry." 

He also accused some local TV channels of blowing his remarks out of proportion.  The remarks drew sharp criticism by some Tollywood actors including Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet, who "slammed" Rao for his comment on social media. 

(With PTI Inputs)