A few years ago, Taapsee Pannu found herself in the middle of a controversy after she took a dig at director Raghavendra Rao, who launched her in the South film industry. 

The director has launched the top actresses such as Sridevi and Jayasudha. In a video on YouTube, Taapsee was asked about her working experience down South.

In a stand-up comedy show, the actress made sarcastic remarks saying, "In the South, they think I can only pull off glamorous roles. When they saw 'Pink' and '(Naam) Shabana', they were like, oh, she can act." 

 

Is Taapsee right in her comment on Raghavendra Rao's navel obsession? Check  out the videos that proves his fascination for midriff - IBTimes India

When the anchor of the show asked Taapsee about South industry's obsession with the navel, the Pink actress said, “If I knew about this in my research before I'd gone to the South I would've worked on my navel. I clearly didn't. They didn't even start with a scene. They started with a song itself."

"The director (K Raghavendra Rao) who launched me is known to show the sensuality of a woman by showing the midriff and throwing fruits and flowers on that area. So it was his 105th movie with me,” she recalled and my turn came, and maybe because I was not prepared as I told you, they threw a coconut at me! I don't know what's sensuous about a coconut hitting my midriff."

It must be noted that it was Raghavendra Rao who launched Taapsee in the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam featuring Manoj Manchu. Her comments about the legendary filmmaker have not gone down too well with fans. 

Check out the video:

After, looking at the song, we can understand that yes, she was right. The perverted camera angles and the ridiculous costumes Taapsee is wearing in the song screams out obsession with midriff. The song is a good example of women objectification is seriously frowned upon, the song Yem Sakkagunnavro is a real uncomfortable watch.