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Parvathy lodges complaint against online abuse, says issue no longer about her anymore

The ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ actor Parvathy had recently called the dialogues in ‘Kasaba’ misogynist and was viciously trolled and abused on various online platforms.

india Updated: Dec 27, 2017 10:47 IST
Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
Actress Parvathy,Cyber bullying,Social media
Known for her variety of roles in various languages including Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi, Parvathy bagged the Best Actress award in the recently concluded International Film Festival of India. (Waseem Gashroo/HT file)

Award-winning Malayalam actor Parvathy, who filed a police complaint on Tuesday after she was persistently trolled for commenting against some dialogues in top actor Mammootty’s film Kasaba, said she did so as the issue wasn’t about her anymore.

Speaking to NDTV, the Take Off actor said: “This is now much bigger than me. It’s not about me only. It’s about how women are treated when they respectfully put forward a different opinion. We’ve been silenced for years. I have been in this industry for eleven years and I must thank the fans for their support.”

Parvathy, had recently called the dialogues in the Mammootty starrer ‘misogynist’. She was viciously trolled and abused on various online platforms by the veteran actor’s fans.

According to police, a case has been registered by the Ernakulam South Police in this regard.

“She forwarded a complaint to me... and investigation has commenced on this,” IG Manoj Abraham, nodal officer, Cyberdome told PTI.

At an open forum organised on the sidelines of the recently held International Film Festival of Kerala, she voiced her opinion against glorifying misogyny on screen and expressed concern about the absence of women perspective in cinema.

To prove her point, Parvathy said she had recently watched “Kasaba”.

Though she did not mention the actor’s name, she said the film had disappointed her as it featured a great actor mouthing “misogynistic dialogues”.

She had also said such kind of dialogues from a superstar would give a wrong impression to people.

Condemning the online attacks, finance minister Thomas Isaac had tweeted that they were deplorable and praised Parvathy for making Kerala proud by winning the best actress award at IFFI.

Known for her variety of roles in various languages including Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi, Parvathy bagged the Best Actress award in the recently concluded International Film Festival of India.

She has also secured the Kerala State Film Award for the best actress.

(With HT inputs)

First Published: Dec 26, 2017 19:04 IST