Kathi Sandai director G Suraj has apologised to actress Tamannaah Bhatia for sexist comments against her. In a release on Monday, he said his intention was not to show anyone in bad light or hurt their sentiments. He said he would take back his comments.

Earlier, Tamannah demanded his apologies after he made sexist remarks against the heroines in general and Tamannaah in particular. He has said: "Basically, we are a bit of a low class audience. The audience pays money to watch the hero do a fight and to see the heroine in glamorous avatar. I’m not a big fan of the heroine wearing a full saree; if we’re paying good money to watch a film, we should expect Tamannaah to be completely glamorous. If you’re expecting a movie dedicated to art, then that’s something else altogether; a commercial movie should have glamour … because the heroines who have made it big today are the ones who have done these glamorous roles. Boys should enjoy the film in the end, that’s what I say. My costume designer would present me my heroine covered till her knees. I’d ask him to cut it short. He’d say madam would get angry. I’d reply go tell madam that the audience will end up thrashing me. It’s not for nothing they’re paid in lakhs and crores," he said.

An angry Tamannaah demanded an apology not just to her, but also to every women in the industry. Tamannaah got the backing of another heroine Nayantara, who strongly objected to the words.

Director Suraj
Director Suraj