A few days ago, actress Parvathy became the talk of the town when she criticised the Mammootty starrer ‘Kasaba’ and said that it featured several shameful misogynistic dialogues.
“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 added.
As expected, her comments did not go down well with Mammootty’s fans and they trolled her mercilessly. To make matters worse, producer Toby George too lashed out at her and called her an ‘aunty’.
“I will have a screening of ‘Kasaba’ for Geethu Aunty and Parvathy aunty as birthday gifts if they tell me their birthdays to me,” he wrote on FB.
Similarly, actor-filmmaker Santosh Pandit too reacted to her remarks and said that women should either make clean films or refrain from commenting on the works of others.
“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.
However, things went from being nasty to ugly when Mammootty fans intensified their attack on her and began making death threats. Now, Parvathy has reacted to the threats and filed a complaint with the Ernakulam police.
Confirming this, an officer said that Parvathy has provided links to social media posts where people threatened or harassed her. The cop also added that they have already contacted Facebook and Twitter for info about the accounts in questions.
“We received the complaint on Sunday. She (Parvathy) has given us a bunch of URLs of social media posts in which people have tried to harass her. Obscene language has been used in these posts. We have asked Twitter and Facebook for more information about these accounts. Once we receive their responses, arrests will be made. We have filed an FIR under section 67 of the IT Act,” he added.
Well, this is a sensitive situation and it will be worth watching what happens next.
On a work front, Parvathy was last seen in ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ which marked her Bollywood debut and opened to a decent response at the box office. In it, she was seen opposite Irrfan Khan and delivered a solid performance. Talking about the film, she had said that she enjoyed working with Irrfan a lot.
“I was so relieved to know it was him. We’re from such different cultures but we have the same excitement about our craft,” she had told a leading daily.
At present, she is shooting for Anjali Menon’s new film. In it, she will be seen alongside Prithviraj and Nazriya Nazim.
Interestingly, Parvathy has been a part of the film industry for over 11 years and is a bit choosy about the films she does. Sometime ago, she had told a leading daily that she often gets offers to star in women-centric films.
“I have been fortunate and also I have been patient. It has taken me 11 years now. Four years ago, before a Bangalore Days happened, these opportunities were not there. But I still get the same joy out of my projects. I have never compromised on the quality of my work. Even though I don’t like the term female-oriented, I am now getting films based on stories about women. I don’t understand this idea that some people don’t write women characters because they believe that men can’t empathise with them, and hence it won’t sell. But when women watch movies with male protagonists, we empathise, don’t we? So, we have to de-genderise our films and that’s when more ideas of roles for men, women and transgenders would come,” she had added.
So, are you looking forward to her upcoming films? Comments, please!