Malayalam actress abduction case: 'Conspiracy, not money, was real reason for crime,' she says
The Malayalam actress, who was reportedly abducted and molested by her driver in February 2017, recently opened up about the harrowing experience she underwent. Many people from the Malayalam film industry, as well as the country in general, stood up and took notice when the news of the shocking incident came to light. She filed an official FIR to ensure that the perpetrators would be brought to justice. Of the five people accused in this case, the main accused Pulsar Suni and the actress' driver Martin have been arrested.
Speaking to Malayalam magazine Vanitha, the actress asserted that she believes the motive behind the crime was not money but rather a conspiracy against her. "I will not say that my enemies in the film industry were behind this. But if they say all this was done just for money, then there are links that don’t connect," Deccan Chronicle reports her saying.
She said that it is surprising that the driver — acting without support — would have the courage to do something like this. She said that she does not have answers to questions such as who was behind the crime, why they chose to do this and how they had gone about it, and that she will fight until she finds out.
Speaking about her stance on the Malayalam film industry and her standing in it, she said that there are no permanent friends or enemies in the world of cinema, just as there aren't in politics. On the contrary, she said that she has friends and enemies who are permanent. She added that she is not the kind to apologise for mistakes that she has not committed, and that she would prefer to be known as an arrogant person rather than someone who apologised and compromised repeatedly to land roles.
The actress received a lot of unwarranted attention during and after the incident, and she was also praised for showing immense courage during that time. She has urged other women who are victims to come forward and not hide such incidents.
She reiterated that it not women but rather the men who commit such crimes who should feel shameful. She said that she would have felt ashamed if she did not report the incident and that it would have given her sleepless nights. To avoid feeling regretful and prevent her perpetrators from escaping, she decided to take action.