Golden girl Ramya has got a taste of dirty politics as she has received a very cheap comment.. something that she has never heard in her public life so far! It is now clear that the journey in politics will not be a bed of roses to even a respected artiste, as a former legislature has made a remark on her parentage, which has stirred a huge controversy.
JD(S) leader M Srinivas, in an election campaign on Thursday (August 9), raised questions over her background. Apart from remarking about her parentage, he said, "...she does not know where she hails from.... she does not know the name of her caste and such a woman is the Congress candidate!" He requested the Mandya voters not to elect her.
His comment has got a strong reaction from the Congress and other political parties. More importantly, film producer-turned-politician HD Kumaraswamy, who is the state president of JD(S), has not endorsed the Srinivas' comment. He said that he is not aware of his remarks and if Srinivas has made such comment, it should be criticised.
He added, "I will apologise if Ramya is hurt by the statement of my leader. I will not endorse mudslinging of any kind by anybody." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Actor-turned-politician Ambareesh expressed his shock over the statement. He claimed that people should not pass such comment about a woman in public.
Actress Umashri Condemns
Actress Umashri condemned the remarks against Ramya. She demanded a public apology from former legislature Srinivas.
Political Class Criticise
Many politicians from the Congress and the BJP have criticised the comment. Former Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda has said that it is unfortunate that a public representative has made a distasteful comment.
Ramya Game For Her First Contest
Ramya, who actively campaigned for the Congress party in the
last assembly elections, is facing her
first polls. She is contesting from Mandya by polls.
It is said that Ramya was not willing to contest the elections at this stage, but Ambareesh convinced her to contest the elections.
Ramya's Foster Father's Death
Sadly, Ramya's foster father RT Narayanan passed away soon after she filed the nominations. The by poll will be held on August 21.
On the professional front, Ramya is busy with multiple projects. She has several interesting projects in her kitty.
Ramya's Forthcoming Movies
Her forthcoming movies are: Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna's untitled movie Dil Ka Raja, Neer Dose and Shivaraj Kumar starrer Aryan.