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TDP MLA N Balakrishna apologises for his ‘vulgar’ remarks

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Telugu actor and TDP legislator Nandamuri Balakrishna has expressed regrets over his alleged “objectionable” remarks on women at a movie function here recently.

The Hindupur MLA, also brother-in-law of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is under fire from various political parties and women organisations for his alleged objectionable remarks on women.

“Balakrishna regrets over his remarks and apologises if they hurt the feelings of any section. He made those remarks as part of fun (during the movie function) and did not aim at anyone. He also said that he inherited the culture of respecting women from his father NT Rama Rao,” a statement from Telugu Desam Party issued here said.

A police complaint was lodged against the MLA by a section of lawyers for allegedly passing “vulgar” comments against women at a movie audio release function.

“We have received a complaint against Balakrishna alleging that he made some vulgar comments against women at an audio release function for a movie held three days ago. We are seeking legal opinion on the issue,” Saroornagar police inspector S Lingaiah said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Opposition YSR Congress party has demanded an apology from the CM and Balakrishna on the issue.

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