Puzhu actor Parvathy: I never attacked Mammootty over Kasaba

MD Merajul IslamMay 10, 2022

Parvathy has been on the forefront of the battle towards onscreen sexism in Malayalam cinema. She even referred to as out the blatant misogyny in Malayalam famous person Mammootty’s Kasaba. And her remarks had snowballed into an enormous controversy, the shadow of which nonetheless hangs across the skilled relationship between Parvathy and Mammootty.

Screenwriter Harshad was sceptical when he approached Parvathy for Puzhu as he thought she won’t be comfortable about sharing display house with Mammootty.

“I knew Harshad from earlier than. When he referred to as me, I requested him to simply inform me the synopsis over the cellphone, in order that I can inform him if I’ve dates. The very first thing he stated was ‘I simply wanna be certain, you might be okay with it even earlier than I inform you the story. It’s going to be Mammootty performing in it.’ How does that even matter? Who acts in a movie was by no means my concern? He was like, ‘So that you don’t have an issue.’ I by no means had an issue with him. I’ve been repeating this perpetually. I’m sort of ready for it and can maintain repeating it till it settles,” she advised Galatta Plus.

“I didn’t suppose twice earlier than saying sure (to Puzhu). There are a only a few occasions I’ve stated sure over a cellphone name to a movie. The primary purpose is, once more I don’t wish to give any spoilers, the purpose I used to be making an attempt to make throughout the entire Kasaba assertion, this film goes to show it. I used to be wish to be a part of this venture is a win,” she added.

Mammootty in Puzhu.

A couple of years in the past, Parvathy had opened a can of worms by overtly slamming Kasaba and expressing her disappointment over Mammootty headlining the movie. “I, sadly, watched Kasaba. With all due respect to the technicians who labored within the movie. I used to be undoubtedly disenchanted to look at an actor (Mammootty) par excellence occur to say dialogues to a girl in a scene which was not solely derogatory however most saddening,” Parvathy had stated throughout a panel dialogue on the Worldwide Movie Competition of Kerala.

The Malayalam movie trade has come a good distance since. It’s protected to say that the gender consciousness amongst filmmakers has improved markedly. And Parvathy additionally has a job to play on this change amongst different members of the movie fraternity.

“The entire Kasaba factor took a toll on lots of (different) folks than me and Mammukka. My entire query to everyone seems to be – Did you hear what I stated? There’s a YouTube video which I can play for you and you will note I by no means attacked him (Mammootty). The dialog that looms round me and Mammukka has even taken the shine away from Puzhu. At the very least that shall be put to relaxation after this movie,” she remarked.

Debutant director Ratheena PT has helmed Puzhu from a script written by Harshad of Unda fame. The film is bankrolled by Dulquer Salmaan’s dwelling banner Wayfarer Movies. It’s going to premiere on SonyLIV on Might 13.


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