Parvathy calls out misogyny in Mammootty films at IFFK 2017; gets trolled by actor's fans

FP Staff

Dec 13, 2017 09:48:23 IST

Qarib Qarib Singlle actress Parvathy took a stand against misogyny is cinema and how some big-shot South Indian actors endorse it in their films. At the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), the prominent actress expressed her disappointment with powerful actors mouthing extremely sexist dialogues in their movies.

Parvathy. Image from Twitter/@abisheik_AK

Parvathy. Image from Twitter/@abisheik_AK

Referring to Malayalam superstar Mammootty and his film Kasaba, she 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," reports Times of India.

Soon after she made the comments, fans of the Mammootty started trolling her on social media, which only proves the point she was trying to make. Several people branded her a "cheap feminist" and said that she too, was, at fault since she is from the same industry.

Support instantly poured in for the actress online, with many people thanking her for highlighting this long-standing issue on a platform like IFFK. Parvathy, too, addressed the controversy on Twitter.


Updated Date: Dec 13, 2017 09:48:23 IST