In 2015, actress Anushka Shetty tried experimenting with her onscreen image when she acted in Size Zero and added a new dimension to her career. The movie, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, featured the 'Lady Superstar' in the role of an overweight young woman and proved that she is not afraid to take a risk. While Size Zero failed to impress critics, it grabbed plenty of attention prior to its release for a shocking reason. While speaking at its audio launch, comedian Ali made a few raunchy remarks about Anushka which left those in attendance fuming.
'She Is A Hot Jalebi'
During a conversation with anchor Suma, Ali compared the powerhouse performer with a 'hot jalebi' and implied that everyone is fascinated by her.
"Anushka looks like a hot Jalebi who everybody likes to eat," he said.
Going Too Far?
Ali went on to compare Anushka and Sonal Chauhan and said that the Legend beauty had 'no thighs'. He also claimed that he had become a big fan of the Super star post her Bikini act in Billa which saw her act opposite Prabhas.
His Exact Words
"Sometime back you had asked the other girl (Sonal Chauhan) to slap her thighs. However, she has no thighs. Anushka has really remarkable thighs. Ever since I saw her in Billa (where Anushka appeared in a bikini), I became her fan."
As expected, this remark upset fans with several of them ripping Ali apart for his sexist attitude. Several people in the industry too were reportedly not happy about what had happened. Amidst the backlash, Ali issued an apology and said that he did not mean to hurt anyone.
"Though I took it as part of entertainment, I heard that it hurt some people. I am sorry for it," he told Deccan Chronicle.
With the controversy behind her, Anushka is currently ruling Tollywood like a queen. Devasena was last seen in Bhaagamatie which did well at the box office. At present, she has Silence in her kitty. On the other hand, Ali is currently busy with his political commitments.