- Uncle TR voiced his thoughts at the function, said Venkat Prabhu
- "So still you are supporting TR for this issue, wow,' said one user
- Celebs like Vishal condemned T Rajendar's behavior
This is Venkat Prabhu's statement:
And here are some reactions it received:
So still u r supporting TR for this issue, wow— Boopathi V (@boopathivm) September 30, 2017
T irony was t so called freshie handled t situation in t most dignified way than t multi super talented versatile experienced TR !!— viswesh (@viswesh88) September 30, 2017
It was harassment..it was sexism..it was distasteful. Pls don't sugarcoat it in the name of "respect for elders/guidance" etc. Shame on all u men on stage for not supporting Dhanshika— Od (@odshek) September 30, 2017
What happened there was not guidance, it was clearly insulting a person in front of a crowd. Nothing can justify what happened.— Mahjabeen Reyaz (@MahjuReyaz) September 30, 2017
Guidance should be in a polite manner and cant b tis arrogant that too in public.. Actually dhansika had more stage courtesy than ur uncle— SSR Senthil (@ssr_offl) September 30, 2017
It was 100% humiliation 4 Dhansika, reel hero's on other side where bursting out their laugh which was so cheap,can't accept ur explanation— Sumitha Bharath (@SumiBarry) September 30, 2017
Dhanshika, who played Rajinikanth's daughter in Kabali, gained the support of actor Vishal, who is also the general secretary of South Indian Cine Artistes' Association. In a Facebook post he wrote: "I know Dhanshika very well and the people who know her know well that she wouldn't have done anything like this intentionally. I strongly condemn Mr TR for continuously targeting Dhanshika despite the fact that she apologised to him and he could have avoided all this."
Vishal, who is also the president of Tamil Film Producers Council, wrote a separate Facebook post to rebuke Dhanshika's other two co-stars, Vidharth and Krishna, who were present at the press conference. "I think you guys should have had the least bit of decency not to clap when your own co-star was being bullied," he wrote.
On Friday, Dhanshika thanked everyone who supported her and said: "But it is a pity, this is state of lone women."
I'm really obliged to d no of ppl 4showing their care and luv 4 me, for what happened to me. But it is a pity, this is state of lone women..— SaiDhanshika (@SaiDhanshika) September 29, 2017
On Thursday, at a press meet for Vizhithiru, Dhanshika thanked all her co-stars but failed to mention T Rajendar's name - the actor has a special song appearance in the Meera Kathiravan-directed film. T Rajendar took this personally and targeted Dhanshika saying, "You are not wearing a sari, so I do not want your sorry." He also felt the need to remind Dhanshika that she made Vizhithiru before starring in Rajinikanth's Kabali.
Vizhithiru releases on October 6.