The YSR Congress has demanded an apology from Balakrishna

Police complaint against actor Balakrishna for sexist remarksBalakrishna speaking at the event (Image: Facebook/Nandamuri Balakrishna)
news Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 07:10
Written by  PTI

A police complaint was lodged against noted Telugu actor and MLA N Balakrishna by a section of lawyers on Monday for allegedly passing 'vulgar' comments against women at a movie function, police said.

Balakrishna, a TDP MLA from Hindupur constituency in Andhra Pradesh, is the brother-in-law of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

"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 on Saturday. We are seeking legal opinion on the issue," Saroornagar police inspector S Lingaiah told PTI.

"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.

Wading into the issue, YSR Congress MLA RK Roja 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.

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