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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Tamil film star Khushboo surrenders to court.

[b]Tamil film star Khushboo surrenders to court.[/b]

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 16 November, ( [/b]Leading Tamil film actress in the eye of a storm for her remarks on pre-marital sex by women, Khushboo has surrendered yesterday to a court in Tamilnadu.

She made the controversial remarks in an interview to a magazine while fielding questions on AIDs awareness.

Her comment that there is nothing wrong in women having pre-marital sex as long as it is 'protected' sex invited the instant wrath of women in predominantly conservative Tamil society.

Soon the storm took political overturns with Pattali Makkal Katchi also lending its support to the campaign against Khushboo. Sensing trouble, the actress rushed home from Singapore where she was at the time storm broke out and tendered an open apology to her fans and women in particular.

Suhasini, a top actress and wife of award winning director Manirathnam, was the only leading Tamil film personality to come openly in support of Khushboo. She even took to task the critics of her fellow star and immediately she ran into the raging controversy.

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