Responding to this, Andhra Pradesh Women's Commission Chairperson Vasireddy Padma wrote the Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women and urged to take legal action against the director for his misogynistic statements.
In her letter, Padma sad Bhagyaraj's "sheer general comments quoting one or two instances" are hurting and demeaning.
Padma urged the Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women Chairperson to see the issue as "highest levels of Government and Judiciary and see that appropriate action is initiated against Bhagyaraj."
At the event, he said, "If a man makes a mistake, he will meander and come back. If women make a mistake in such issues, it will become a huge mistake. If a man has a chinna veedu (a mistress), he will do anything for the chinna veedu, giving money, etc. He will not disturb the periya veedu (wife). If you see in the newspapers about a woman having a kalla kadhalan (secret lover) then you will read that they killed their husband or child. That is why women need to be under control."
"The boys are not the only ones responsible. You have a weakness and he has correctly used it. If what he did is a big mistake then you have also created an opportunity for that (to take place). That only is a very big mistake," he added.