I will throw the coconut right back at them, says Amy Jackson responding to the controversy involving Taapsee Pannu

The actress also said that she was lucky to have worked with some good directors in the Telugu film industry.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu, recently, found herself in the middle of a controversy after she made some remarks on the way Telugu filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao portrays actresses in his films. Taapsee was part of a stand-up comedy show in Mumbai where she made these remarks about how the filmmaker was obsessed with the midriff of an actress and having fruits and flowers thrown at it. This irked few Telugu viewers and film buffs, who hit back at Taapsee with some strong remarks.

Taapsee has, however, found support from few of her colleagues in the industry in Amy Jackson and Ileana D Cruz. Amy recently, in an interview, said that she wouldn’t encourage such things and would hit back those things whatever were hit at her.

It’s horrific! I want to request makers to please stop this. I guess it’s in the Telugu industry. I have definitely not gone through this and I am glad I didn’t. Because if someone did that to me, I will throw the coconut right back at them. They would never do that to me because they know I am like this. Also, I have been really fortunate and have worked with some great directors and good co-stars. Not every actress has been in this situation. But being in such a situation is horrible. I would hate to have to deal with that,” Amy Jackson told a leading daily.

Another actress who also is against such practice is Ileana D’Cruz who has experienced such things during her stint in Telugu film industry. “My first South film was with YVS Chowdary, he considers K Raghavendra Rao his guru, and is known to film such scenes. So yes, in my first Telugu film, there was this scene where I had a porcelain shell dropped on my belly, in slow motion. And it was fairly big and heavy. My ab muscles hurt so much. I was 18 then and I had no idea what I was doing and why it is considered sexy. There would be so many shots and close-ups so often. It’s been 11 years, and I still don’t understand what goes into filmmaking at all. I am comfortable having people tell me what to do. As far as the flowers, coconuts, and all are concerned, it’s horrible. They used to call me Nadumu something which technically means hip something. Now, I have to thank them because I was ragged for the longest time for having big hips, and they kind of made me look at myself and feel: that’s not bad,” said Ileana.

    Anonymous

    Movie making has become more of a skin show business, in all industries.. big hit movies like dirty picture have the same content..In such movies it’s obvious that such explicit content is the real show maker..Not the story of the actual character Smitha.. can anyone deny this?? Why encourage such movies then?? In tollywood the same thing is shown in a single way.. that’s the only difference.. ultimately we across India have a special place for A scenes.. take any movie there is one such scene.. movies like dangal and pink are hits becoz they come very rare.. if there is dangal 2 or pink 2 you can’t expect the same response.. so I feel there is no need to complain nor discuss such things.. let’s be true to ourselves

    Anonymous

    Accept portraying heroines in such scenes is wrong, but why these heroines do the scenes without hesitation when it is required for them to make a name in the industry and then come back after years after making a name for themselves that these things were wrong, that directors behaved wrong, that hero sees me with filthy thoughts in mind. If that was the case why you agreed in the first place.

    Anonymous

    They don’t have a problem with the industry. ITSS JUST ABOUT those scenes where throwing stuff (READ HEAVY) on their belly and focusing on their navel that bothers them !!! So read well before saying anything !

    Anonymous

    Its just like feeding venomous snakes….. nobody complained about the coconuts and flowers when they were getting astronomical amounts of money and adulation for zero talent whatsoever…now that u gained some experience and minuscule success in Bollywood, everyone started talking shit about south film industry… they are is a saying in hindi “jis thaali me kaaya usi me ched”… hypocrisy written all over their faces…. I strongly wish you guys fail miserably in bollywood and come crawling back to south film industry….

    Anonymous

    Why Telugu film industry is giving chance to “untalented” girls then complaining when they go north? If you have so much self respect please cast telugu girls. You are only able to get girls for whom Telugu industry is only a step to their real dreams in Bombay. Then crying when they leave and make fun of you, no self-respect.

    Anonymous

    At least after these North Indian Actresses comments, directors will have to think twice before going to take them and make big.

    Anonymous

    North Indian film industry has terrorists(sanjay duty), murderers (salman), poachers, rapists.

    You are talking about KRR. Talk to david dhawan, amitabh, jitendra, Anil and sajid , rnveer singh. Thou will know who you are talking to.

    Anonymous

    south indian film industry has a lot of pedophiles…. no one can deny this.

      Anonymous

      Do you even no meaning of pedophiles ? SOUTH INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY IS MORE PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL THAN BOLLYWOOD except few people like DILEEP etc those kind of people even exist in bollywood. THESE so called heroines made big because of south indian film industry especially telugu industry where they get very fat cheques.

      Anonymous

      So north India has more pedophiles as more rapes happen there… I think no one can deny this too.

    Anonymous

    Ileana D’Cruz took crores of remuneration as A list actress in telugu industry, been more than 10 years in telugu industry and cant speak in telugu and complaining about industry .Tollywood gave her life .forgetting their roots …unfaithfull and selfish actress.

    Anonymous

    YOU ARE IN BOLLYWOOD BECAUSE OF TOLLYWOOD REMEMBER THAT SO CALLED DIRECTORs GAVE FIRST CHANCE TO ENTER INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY.AMY JACKSON IS KATRINA KAIF OF SOUTH INDIA. zero acting skills and just skin show.

    Anonymous

    * THEY CANT SPEAK TELUGU

      Anonymous

      That’s irrelevant to what is being discussed.

    Anonymous

    “”WITHOUT TELUGU FILM INDUSTRY ‘” WHO are Ileana D’Cruz and Tapsee pannu ?????
    Telugu film industry gave these below average girls film chances ,name , money who are minus beauty and talent.THESE DIRECTORS TAUGHT THEM ACTING .WATCH THEIR FIRST FILMS HOW HORRIBLE THESE GIRLS ARE…..more than 10 years in tollywood and they can speak in telugu or dub their dialogues but charging crores of remuneration for their glamour show. DIRECTORS are giving chances for these north indian girls for their fair skin n body but not for their acting. IF THEY ARE SO TALENTED WHY THESE BLOODY TALENTED ACTRESS COULD NOT ENTER INTO BOLLYWOOD DIRECTLY WHY THEY CAME TO SOUTH TO ACT AND NOW THEY R COMPLAINING WHY DID THEY DO those films first of all. ALL THESE GIRLS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY ARE HERE FOR MONEY AND FAME .IF THEY ARE SO TALENTED THEY SHOULD HAVE TRIED IN THEATRE FIRST AND THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE PAVED THEIR WAY TO FILM INDUSTRY.JUST ONE MOVIE BABY DOESNT MAKE YOU GREAT ACTRESS OR ONE BARFI AND RUSTOM MAKE YOU SUPER STAR.

    Anonymous

    Why work in the industry n then complain .. I mean am nt saying it’s the right way of film making but if u not sure about something just don’t do it.. no point conviniently blaming the industry later..

    Anonymous

    Look who’s talking!!!

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