Malyalam Star Dulquer Salman’s film ‘Varane Avashyamund’ has been in controversies one after the other ever since its debut on Netflix. The actor’s first production venture in his Wayfarer films alongside Shobana, Suresh Gopi and Kalyani Priyadarshan received flak from a reporter who accused the makers of body shaming and using her pictures without consent in the film.
And now, the film is under scanner for a joke, which has been interpreted as an attack on slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran by a section of the Tamil audience. Netizens accused the makers of the film of hurting the sentiments of Tamizh people.
Beacuse of that, Dulquer became the target of trolls, abuses and threats on social media owing to this and upset with all the trolls, the actor issued an apology on Twitter on Sunday. He also stated how the trolls attacked his family and senior actors.
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) April 26, 2020
Dulquer’s statement read, “A lot of people have brought to my notice that the Prabhakaran joke in Varane Avashyamund is insulting to the Tamizh people. It was not intentional. The joke is a reference to an older Malayalam film Pattana Pravesham and is a common Meme in Kerala. It is a common name in Kerala as well so it wasn’t directed at any person living or dead as our disclaimer mentions in the beginning of the film. Most people reacting are doing so without watching the film and are trying to spread hate. Hating on me and my director Anoop we can accept. Kindly keep it to us and not our fathers or senior actors from the film.”
“I apologise to all of the good and kind tamizh people who felt offended. I have never intended to offend anyone through my films or my words. It’s genuinely a misunderstanding.
“P.S. Some of you are being extremely abusive, threatening, deliberately hurtful and insulting family along with us. I wish that weren’t so,” he added.