Malayalam actress Parvathy recently spoke about few dialogues in the film ‘Kasaba’ which starred Mammootty in the lead role. Post that, Parvathy was abused and trolled online by fans of Mammootty and one of them even going to the extent of rape threats. Parvathy later filed a police complaint with the cyber cell about the threats, abuses and trolls online and officials investigating the case later arrested a man who is said to be a fan of Mammootty. While all this was happening, Mammootty had not reacted or given a statement about the whole issue which didn’t go down well with many scribes and film personalities. Many urged Mammootty to come out and speak out on the issue, but hadn’t reacted to it. Now, Mammootty has broken the silence over all the issue and reacted to the whole situation.
“I have not entrusted to reply on my behalf or to react to issues,” Mammootty told a Malayalam website in a recent interview. Mammootty, however, did not elaborate on the issue and gave just a statement.
Actress Parvathy was recently speaking at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) and had said that the way women were being portrayed in cinema was fallacious and has to change. Parvathy, referring to Mammootty’s recent film ‘Kasaba’, had said, “I had watched a film recently, to my bad luck. With all respect to the makers, the film disappointed me, as it featured a great actor spitting totally misogynistic dialogues. A lot of people feel cinema reflects life and society, so when a superstar mouths such a dialogue, people might think its sexy and cool.” Post this, the actress faced a lot of online abuse and trolling by few of the fans of the actor and Malayalam cinema. However, the actress responded to these trolls strongly and nothing can glorify the injustice.
Parvathy, during her speech, hadn’t taken the name of the film to which she was referring but filmmaker Geetu Mohandas suggested her to go ahead and name the film which was Mammootty starrer ‘Kasaba’. Responding to these comments, producer of ‘Kasaba’, Joby George posted a message on his Facebook page and took a dig at Parvathy and Geetu Mohandas. “I will have a screening of ‘Kasaba’ for Geethu Aunty and Parvathy aunty as birthday gifts if they tell me their birthdays to me,” wrote Joby on his Facebook page. In what can be termed as a sly dig at the actress and the filmmaker, Joby George is now being slammed by many, majorly women, from the Malayalam film industry for his comments on the ladies.
Parvathy, on work front, has a film that will be directed by Anjali Menon which co-stars Nazriya Nazim and Prithviraj Sukumaran. The film is yet to be titled and is slated to be released in Mid-2018. The untitled film will back the trio of Bangalore Days – Anjali Menon, Parvathy and Nazriya Nazim – much to the joy of Malayalam cinema. This film will be a sort of comeback for Nazriya who hasn’t appeared in a film since her wedding with Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil.
Parvathy also made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ starring Irrfan Khan and the actress was appreciated for her performance in the film. Parvathy also received the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Take Off’ at the International Film Festival of India 2017 held in Goa. Also starring, Fahadh Faasil, Asif Ali and Kunchako Boban, ‘Take Off’ was the story about few nurses stranded in Tikrik, Iraq and were held hostage by terrorists. Parvathy played the role of a nurse, Sameera, who was one of the hostages in the story. Speaking to a leading daily about receiving the Best Actress Award, Parvathy says that the film industry is gradually changing it is functioning and penning down stories.