Ali is one of those actors who began his career as a chirpy child artist and then becoming a big league comedy hero later with Yamaleela in early 90s. However, he confined to comedy roles after some films and slowly entered the top arena of comedians in Tollywood. But, this actor has been heavily criticized for his third rate comedy and double meaning comments especially when women are concerned.
Ali on Suma & Samantha:
It might be a coincidence or intentional but most of the roles Ali did of late have at least one demeaning comment on women. It all begun with Ali’s comments on Anchor Suma. Suma & Ali have been the best hosts with a huge craze and following. But the comments of Ali at Son of Satyamurthy have in a way rubbed the wrong side of Suma. Ali tried to pass a quirky comment upon producer Allu Aravind who was called upon the stage to launch Son of Satyamurthy theatrical trailer. That spontaneous comment that included Suma carried an absurd meaning which made her uncomfortable. Suma smartly retaliated to it onstage but she has shared her discomfort with Ali backstage post the event. She has indeed notified Ali not to repeat these kinds of comments in future.
Anchoring is a double edged sword and few comments unfortunately backfire at times. People only wished that such situations do not repeat further but the same repeated and this time it was Ali & Samantha. Ali commented about Samantha’s physical attributes on the same stage that became a huge rage.
Annapurna Sunkara blasts Ali
Months later an NRI named Annapurna Sunkara came out with a video on misrepresentation of women in Telugu cinema and in that video she lashed out comedian Ali for his derogatory comments on women and co-anchor Suma. This common cine-goer suddenly got so popular that she was both supported and lampooned for her comments. Ali’s supporters like anchor Ravi, Syamala & others too joined the mob and made videos criticizing Annapurna Sunkara. However, Ali chose to remain tight-lipped about the issue.
Ali’s ‘Thigh Talk’
Just when we all took a sigh of relief to see Ali and Suma come back again together on stage for Size Zero Audio Launch, Ali made a fresh set of shocking comments on Anushka this time!
The comedian anchor commented openly on Anushka’s thighs and said that he was a fan of her since Billa days. One could even see Anushka as well as another actress Sonal Chauhan fluster watching Ali making such public comments on stage. Let us hope Ali realizes the impact he has been creating by such comments and refrain from doing so.
Comedian Ali’s sexist comments on Anushka in Size Zero audio launch evoked some serious reaction from the public as well. Yet another woman named Asha came up with a video reacting exclusively on Ali’s style of anchoring and his recent objectionable remarks on Anushka. She got down heavily on the ace comedian in the video which is slowly catching up heat.
Well, public voluntarily coming out with such reactions just indicates the severity of the issue. However, some industry onlookers claim that videos of this sort are for just instant popularity. Meanwhile even women welfare organizations are also serious about Ali’s objectionable comments and are planning to stage protests soon.
However, Ali later offered clarity over all the allegations on him in an exclusive interview to a television channel and defended his comments and style of anchoring. He challenged Annapurna Sunkara to prove her allegation against his doctorate degree and even stated that he would proceed against anyone who makes defaming comments on him!
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