Weeks after Parvathy stoked controversy with her remarks on the Mammootty-starrer Kasaba, script writer and actor Murali Gopy has come out in support of her, calling the hate campaign against her “disappointing”.
Parvathy had called out the sexist dialogues in the 2016 film only to bear the brunt of a vitriolic campaign unleashed against her online.
The cyberattack escalated into a hate campaign against her upcoming Malayalam film, My Story. After a song, 'Pathungi', from the movie was released last week, it got mass dislikes on YouTube.
"Parvathy expressed her personal opinion, and irrespective of whether it is right or wrong, it is just disappointing that people are targeting her upcoming film. A film is the collective effort of a number of people. Opinions can be met with opinions or silence. Instead, if they are met with abuse and weapon, then decency gets breached," Murali wrote in Malayalam, using #MyStory, on Facebook on Friday.
The controversy broke out earlier in December, when Parvathy said that Mammootty's film Kasaba has several dialogues that were demeaning to women. She said this while participating in a panel discussion on the representation of women in cinema at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Following the cyberattack against her and the endless trolling she had to face, Parvathy filed a complaint with the police.
The hate campaign against Parvathy's movie My Story began days after the Kerala police arrested two people for sending obscene messages to the actor on social media. As on Friday, the song "Pathungi" had 38k likes and a massive 140k dislikes.
Watch the song here: