Director and writer Sidhartha Siva has come up with an interesting thought in the wake of a horrifying incident. The director took to social media to appeal censor board that the love films should have a disclaimer.
His post reads: ”Dear Censor Board, from now on, when films screen love scenes, please include a disclaimer which says: ”Love shown in this film is only between the persons who are of the same religion, caste and social status. Because on seeing a love story, naive viewers might think that love is eternal, poetic, divine, and beyond religion, and fall in love without taking into account religion, caste and economic status. On the third day, they might be found dead.”
Siva was referring to the recent death of Kevin, who was abducted and brutally tortured by his wife’s relatives a day after his wedding. Although Siva intended to voice out his opinion, his post on social media has drawn some flak from few users. While many echoed his thoughts, many users and followers of Siva criticised him for trying to divert the issue towards films and taking away the focus from the main issue. Many users even felt that this comment by him at this juncture was totally uncalled for and should have maintained silence instead of posting a sarcastic dig. Siva, though, has not responded to these comments. a
According to media reports, Kevin had a registered marriage with Neenu Chacko on May 25. As the girl’s comparatively better-off family had violently objected to the marriage. According to police sources, the Dalit background of the victim created a financial disparity between the families. A lot of politicians and celebrities have been speaking out this incident and have been urging the government to take necessary steps to avoid these kinds of happenings.