Mumbi: Kumaramangalam, through a text message to PTI, confirmed that a letter had been sent to the actor asking him to apologise or retract his statement, after the NCW suo motu took cognisance of the matter.
Meanwhile, in Chennai, Haasan said he was ready to apologise but “U r penalising the lawyer & missing criminals.”
He also said he will “bend” to no woman or man for “no reason.”
“Apologise say women, while I love & fight 4 them. I will bend 2 no woman or man 4 no reason. U r penalising the lawyer & missing criminals,” he said in one of a series of tweets in an apparent reference to the NCW move.
He further said : “Can’t name her? Name her after my mother or my daughter. This war will be fought. Yeh hai Mahabharath katha. Jago My lady bharath. Salaam.” he said in another tweet.
He went on to say “If you still want me to apologise I will. No one is above law…except your gods. God is no reason just a ruse for some.”
The actor, speaking to the media on Wednesday, had named the actress while answering a question on the security of women in the film industry.
When it was pointed out that sexual assault victims should not be identified, he had said, “It doesn’t matter if I have used the name. You have put out her name everywhere. Do not hide the name as there is nothing wrong with it. If you want to call her Draupadi, call her Draupadi. Don’t call her ‘a female’.”