Actress Parvathy Thiruvothu, whose Uyare is due for release on Apr 26, has lashed out at social media and fan club hate campaigns that has been targeting her since the start of the “Kasaba controversy”.
“This is absolute intolerance that we are dealing with. There is no respect in dealing with disagreements. There is a set of people who are being trained to be in a mob mentality. This is also a propaganda. They think bullying is a tactic or a way to keep people quiet. But everyone is aware about what this social media tactic is. The audience is much more smarter than these bullies think. People who are employing such people to get hyped up are actually using their state of unemployment or their admiration to certain criminal levels, when they issue death threats and rape threats. Online abuse is a virtual form of telling a quotation team to beat someone up. But then, I am, at this point, be able to talk to you the way I am talking to you because of the scores of women and men who tirelessly fought to speak the truth even when their lives were in danger,” says Parvathy in her interview with The Hindu.
Uyare, directed by Manu Ashokan, has Parvathy playing a pilot named Pallavi Raveendran. She is doing the role of an acid attack survivor in the movie. Tovino Thomas and Asif Ali include the main cast.