Kochi, Jan. 10 -- The Kerala High Court Thursday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea filed by Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi in a case against him for allegedly making provocative anti-women remarks during a Sabarimala protest organised by the BJP-led NDA in the state.

Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan directed him to surrender before the investigation officer.

Thulasi had moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail after a sessions court in Kollam declined to grant him relief.

The actor had made a shocking statement in October last year, saying that women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half.

Thulasi made the controversial remark while taking a dig at the central and state governments while threatening women against ent...