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Actress Parvathy abused for pointing out misogyny in Mammootty film, hits back at trolls

The ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ heroine referred to lines from the Malayalam superstar’s recent hit ‘Kasaba’.

Actress Parvathy was attacked online by Mammootty fans after she spoke out against purportedly misogynistic lines voiced by the Malayalam superstar in a recent hit film. The Qarib Qarib Singlle actress was speaking at the Women in Cinema Collective at the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala.

According to a report in The Times of India, in a reference to Mammootty’s 2016 release Kasaba, Parvathy said, “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.” While Parvathy did not name the film at first, she did so after being prompted by a fellow panellist.

Earlier, the Kerala’s Women’s Commission had sent a notice to Kasaba’s makers in July for insulting women through “sub-standard dialogues.”

Soon after her statement, Parvathy began to receive abusive messages on social media. In a post on Twitter, the actress addressed the hate and clarified her stance.

Parvathy also received support from Twitter users for taking a bold stance.

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