Telugu actor and TDP legislator Nandamuri Balakrishna has expressed regrets over his alleged "objectionable" remarks on women at a movie function in Hyderabad recently.
The Hindupur MLA, who is also the brother-in-law of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is under fire from various political parties and women organisations for his alleged objectionable remarks on women.
"Balakrishna regrets his remarks and apologises if they hurt the feelings of any section. He made those remarks as part of fun (during the movie function) and did not aim it at anyone. He also said that he inherited the culture of respecting women from his father NT Rama Rao," a statement from Telugu Desam Party said.
A police complaint was lodged against the MLA by a section of lawyers for allegedly passing "vulgar" comments against women at a movie audio release function.
"If I play eve-teasing roles, and just follow girls, my fans will not accept. Either a kiss should be given or they should be made pregnant. That’s all. We have to commit ourselves," the actor had said.
"We have received a complaint against 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 had earlier said.
Meanwhile, Opposition YSR Congress party has demanded an apology from the CM.