Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has apologized for her comment on southern cinema’s midriff craze, says the obsession for a female body exists everywhere.
The actress, who made a strong statement about how a woman’s “no means no” with the hard-hitting drama Pink, was trolled after she featured in a comic video wherein she spoke about how in her debut Telugu movie Jhummandi Naadam (2010) director K. Raghavendra Rao had a coconut thrown at her navel to add “sensuality”.
“There’s an obsession with a female’s body everywhere. Do I need to name some songs in Bollywood that have some weird obsessions? It’s not just there (in the southern film industry),” Taapsee told IANS on the sidelines of the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards held last week.
Taapsee says that her comment in the video was “misconstrued” by the media which led to it being blown out of proportion. She apologized nevertheless because she wanted “peace”.