Chennai, June 12: Suspended Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and former MLA Radha Ravi on Wednesday rejoined the ruling AIADMK in Chennai. The MK Stalin's party had expelled Ravi for making a derogatory remark against Tamil actress Nayanthara. The Sarkar actor joined the party in presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. DMK Suspends Radha Ravi, Actor Expresses Regret for Making Sexist Remarks on Kolaiyuthir Kaalam Actress.
Ravi met Palaniswamy at his residence in presence of Kadambur Raju, the Minister for Information and Publicity. This development came just minutes before a crucial meeting of AIADMK. In March 2017, the controversial actor left AIADMK to rejoin DMK, which he left in 2000. Vignesh Shivan Comes Out in Support of Nayanthara, KJR Studios to Ban Sarkar Actor Radha Ravi From Future Projects.
Tweet by CMO Tamil Nadu:
கழக இணை ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளரும் மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வருமான திரு.எடப்பாடி கே.பழனிசாமி அவர்களை இன்று (12.6.2019) திரைப்பட நடிகரும் முன்னாள் சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினருமான திரு.ராதாரவி அவர்கள் நேரில் சந்தித்து தன்னை கழகத்தின் அடிப்படை உறுப்பினராக இணைத்துக் கொண்டார். #AIADMK pic.twitter.com/hnXCE2FPRV
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) June 12, 2019
Earlier, Ravi made sexist remarks on actress Nayanthara. During the promotional event of Kolaiyuthir Kaalam movie, Ravi, who is also Tamil Nadu dubbing union president, had said, “You can cast a person, whom you respect or someone who sleeps around.”
Not only this, earlier, Ravi had also claimed that he was conferred with Datuk honour by the Government of Melaka, Malaysia. However, the Malaysian authorities later confirmed that they had never honoured him. Ironically, the building of Film Dubbing Association in Tamil Nadu is named as “Dato Radha Ravi" Complex.
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