The Kochi police on Wednesday arrested a fan of superstar Mammootty for ‘cyber bullying’ actress Parvathy after she publicly stated that some of the dialogues in the Mammootty-starrer “Kasaba” were strongly prejudiced against women.
Pinto, a person hailing from Wadakanchery near here, was arrested by the police and, during questioning, he said he is part of the Mammootty fan club from his area.
The police probing the complaint of the actress have indicated that more arrests were likely.
Trouble started for the young award-winning actress ever since she expressed her reservations regarding the dialogues in the film at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Kerala.
She, however, never took any names when she expressed her reservations in the dialogues of the film.
“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,” she had said.
“Either women should learn about the technical aspects of movie making even if they quit acting after marriage and make movies which are 100% decent, without actually being concerned about business or marketing. or should vow that they wouldn’t act in those movies which portray women in obscene ways (like shower scene, exposing, sex scenes, smoking and drinking, smooches or embraces etc). If all the women in India make such a decision regarding this then everything will be sorted out,” he had added.
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Since then, social media was full of angry responses against the actress and when it crossed all limits, she filed a police complaint here, following which the cyber police swung into action.
In the 2016 released film, Mammootty plays the role of a police officer and the comments from the young actress had irked a section of the huge fan base of the superstar, who for the past two decades is the number one actor in the state.