Recently actor Siddharth who was pissed off with senior actor and journalist Payilvaan Ranganathan tweeted that Tamil film PROs should not entertain such people and tagged Nikkil Murugan, one of the leading publicists in Tamil cinema as he is taking care of public relations of Mani Ratnam and Shankar.
Quote tweeting Siddharth's post, director and actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan wrote "Appreciate your gesture of expressing solidarity with victims. Would like to throw some more light on the issue. @onlynikil has at times crossed modesty line & tried to express his right to favours indirectly. Handled it myself, sometimes with diplomacy, sometimes aggressively. My experience with @onlynikil is if I am in his good books, I get invited to award functions, my films will be noticed, but I chose not to lose my self respect & took the brunt @filmfare. I have tweeted about this earlier, but without revealing names @metoo has empowered me now. I have laughed and smiled from outside while I was fuming inside, even now I discussed 109 times before exposing @onlynikil , because I am scared he will damage my film! But decided to face it, otherwise it will be unfair to stand by #MeToo movement. . @Actor_Siddharth if @onlynikil is capable of this behaviour with me who is , may be 10 yrs older to him, imagine young girls who r at his mercy?!! Can’t our society / industry treat women as professionals and level the ground for all talents irrespective of gender?! #metoo".
Now, Nikkil Murugan has conveyed his apologies to Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. "Met @LakshmyRamki & I apologised for making her uncomfortable Unknowingly . & her request to treat women as professionals based on the talent is assured from my side & will work towards levelling the Ground for all Professionals & I will stand with #MeToo", tweeted Nikkil.
Appreciating Nikkil Murugan, Lakshmy wrote "That is like a man and really hope you treat the young girls who come with dreams & passion , with due respect. We need to take this movement forward with a positive approach and achieve the purpose of #metoo, which is levelling the ground".