He left many in the Telugu film industry furious. Several female actors and filmmakers- Shivaji Raja, Jhansi, Uttej, Hema and few other stars lodged a complaint against the editor and urged the police to take strict legal action against him.
Film Critic Jeevi took to twitter and wrote, “Representatives of Telugu film industry have given a complaint at Jubilee Hills police station on editor Samba Siva Rao for addressing women of film industry in abusive language during a live debate with Posani.”
Lakshmi Manchu also tweeted, “NO ONE can use such words generalizing & labeling women, no matter what. Targeting actresses will be least tolerated by our fraternity. I condemn this & won’t let this go easy. #GetALife than gaining publicity by speaking derogatorily towards the women of the industry.”