South India has all 'mass masala' songs: Rashmika Mandanna slammed for statement

Rashmika Mandanna
Rashmika Mandanna had earlier irked Rishab Shetty fans for failing to mention the name of the production house that had launched her. Photos: Instagram | rashmika_mandanna

Actress Rashmika Mandanna has stoked yet another controversy, this time with her remark on South Indian songs. During the promotion of her upcoming Bollywood film 'Mission Majnu', a reporter asked the actress to share her view on Bollywood songs. The actress said that Bollywood was the thing when she grew up. "For me romantic songs meant Bollywood. In South, we had all mass masala and item numbers," she said, while adding that she was excited to be part of a Bollywood song in 'Mission Majnu'.

The comments, however, did not go down well with netizens mostly from South India who criticized the actress on Twitter. Some said that it was fine if she wanted to praise Bollywood songs, but it should not be done by bringing down the value of the South Indian industry.

"Rashmika Mandanna has attained a special talent to piss off her previous fan base once she shifts to a different city,‚ÄĚ stated one user. It also reminded the audience that Rashmika had her initial hits with romantic dramas, blockbuster music both in Kannada and Telugu.

The actress had earlier irked Rishab Shetty fans and even the actor himself when she failed to give credit to the Kannada production house, which had launched into films. Rishab Shetty had made his displeasure clear in a recent interview, stating that he does not like heroines who only use gestures to recall the production house that launched them. Apparently, Rashmika had gestured with her fingers saying that the production house approached her and badly wanted her in their project.

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