Southern filmmaker Suraj , who recently directed the movie Kathi Sandai staring Vishal and Tamannaah in the lead role , after making an indecent remark on heroine he as fallen into trouble. When he was asked about the female lead in his movie , he made a shocking comment stating that heroine are paid crores not to appear fully clad on screen. He feels that it would work for low class audience , glamorous and skin show works for them. He allegedly said , "If the costume designer comes to me with the heroine’s clothes covering up to the knee, I would strictly order them to shorten the length. I don't mind even if my heroine is not happy or comfortable, but I insist and get it done. This is because audiences pay money to see the heroines in such clothes".
He further pointed out "Let heroines show their acting abilities in television serials. When it comes to commercial films, they are paid only to provide the required sizzle to the money-paying audiences". Tamannaah , who has raised against his indecent statement as said “This is 2016 and it is very ironic that I had to leave a film like Dangal in the middle which is on woman empowerment and to tackle this issue. I am very hurt and angered by the comments made by my director Suraj and I would definitely want him to apologize, not only to me, but to all women in the industry. We are actors, we are here to act and entertain the audience and should not at any point be objectified as commodities. I have been working in the South industry for over 11 years and have worn costumes which I have been comfortable with. It is sad that women in our country are spoken about so frivolously and I would like to tell my audiences that our industry should not be generalized by comments made by one such individual,”
Later , Kollywood Heroine Superstar Nayanthara supported Tamannaah and showed her outrage while speaking to Sift.com. “How can a responsible person from film industry make such a crass and cheap comment? Who is Suraj to say such a derogative statement against heroines? Does he think that heroines are strippers who will come and shed their clothes just because they are paid money? Will he dare to speak such things about working women in his family?”