Film stars outraged over Malayalam actor's molestation in moving car
The stars who have gathered for a protest in Kochi on Sunday, have asked the government to take immediate action
Top Malayalam actors have expressed their anger and anguish over the assault on a film star in a moving car in which three men have been arrested so far. The stars who have gathered for a protest in Kochi on Sunday, have asked the government to take immediate action
The actor's driver has been nabbed for plotting the kidnapping along with a former driver, Pulser Sunil who has worked for many others in the film industry. The police search is going on for four more men.
The 30-year-old actor's SUV car was rear-ended by another on Friday when she was on her way to Kochi from Thrissur. Pulsar Sunil and some other men allegedly forced themselves into the car and molested the actor. She als has alleged that they have driven her around for two hours before she was thrown off the car near Kochi. The attacker allegedly took her photos and videos too.
Malayalam top star Mohan Lal took to Facebook and called the attackers as "worse than animals" and added, "It's time we stop being candle-holding and candle-lighting sympathisers. Such acts should not only be condemned vehemently, but exemplary punishment should be handed out."
While addressing the protest at Kochi, Superstar Mammootty emphasised that "she has the support of several people who love her, be it the common people, film fraternity, police and government. She has my word that I am with her. She must stand strong."
Young star Dulquer Salman said he felt "sickened and frightened" to his heart and his pride about women being treated with respect was shattered. In his Facebook post, he added, "This is somebody's daughter, somebody's sister... who has brought to life so many wonderful characters to us film lovers."
The ruling CPI(M)'s state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has generated irk for describing the incident as an "isolated" one.