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Netizens applaud Parvathy Thiruvothu for slamming ‘Arjun Reddy’ right in front of Vijay Deverakonda

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In Bollywood very rarely we see one actor publicly criticising the work of their colleagues. In fact, people refrain from making any personal comments on someone else’s work. On many occasions, we have even seen celebs promoting their friend’s or colleague’s films out of courtesy.

In a recent discussion on the 100 greatest performances of the decade with Film Companion, we had actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ayushmann Khurrana, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Vijay Sethupathi, and Vijay Devarakonda discussing various topics like an actor’s process of getting into the character, the film’s social responsibility, their inspirations and thought process.

It was during this discussion when Parvathy slammed ‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Kabir Singh‘ for glorifying misogyny. She did it right in front of Devarakonda(the lead actor of ‘Arjun Reddy’) who was also a part of the discussion. Twitterati applauded the ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ actress for not mincing any words and calling out how characters like Arjun Reddy influence people in negative ways.

Talking about how films should be responsible in the portrayal of any grey characters, Parvathy cited ‘Arjun Reddy’s example and said, “‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Kabir Singh’ had the visual grammar of glorification, ‘Joker‘ did not. At no point did I look at the character Joaquin Phoenix and think ‘Arre yaar, I totally agree with you. You must kill everyone.”

She further added, “We can watch a tragedy and leave it there, without feeling inspired to follow it. Whereas if you’re telling there is no passion in a relationship without slapping each other and I see the comments on YouTube where people are resonating and engaging with that, there is also, you can see, engaging with that in a massive, mob-like manner. Where you’re inciting violence, that’s kind of murky.”

Also talking about why she stays away from doing films with item numbers or the ones which are misogynist in nature, Parvathy said, “When a man is being misogynistic and abusive, and you show that in a way that incites applause in the audience, then that’s glorification. There has to be commercial, there has to be fun. But without demeaning gender. Subconsciously, a film remains with you.”

Further explaining her point, the actress said, “I can feel lustful towards a character and not make it vulgar and dispensable. With respect bhi ho sakta hai. I’m definitely against such films which glorify such characters.” 

Soon Twitterati applauded Parvathy for speaking out her mind and bringing out a very valid point.

Parvathy made her Bollywood debut with Tanuja Chandra’s ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’. She starred in the film opposite Irrfan Khan.

Also Read: Nandita Das on ‘Kabir Singh’: Its success is indicative of societal numbness, apathy and brutal celebration of misogyny

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