January 22, 2015 10:13:23 am
Shankar‘s portrayal of Ojas, a transgender, in his film attracted the wrath of a group of transgenders who have demanded a “public apology” from the filmmaker after protesting in front of his residence Monday.
“Shankar didn’t try to demean my character of a transgender. In fact, he shot it so aesthetically that it doesn’t offend anybody, including the transgender community. It’s just part of a story of the film and I requested everybody to not get offended,” Ojas said in a statement.
In the film, Ojas lusts over actor Vikram. This had not gone down too well with many people.
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