Prithviraj’s strong statement about the assault on Bhavana
We woke up to a very shocking incident today about the attempt to abduct and harass actress Bhavana in Kochi. The actress who was returning back late night from shoot was attacked by a group of people including her former driver. They tried to assault her and forcibly took some obscene photos. It was reported early morning by director Lal, in whose house she took refuge.
The incident has sent shock waves across the society as it has once again questioned the safety of women in our country. Industry insiders have expressed their total support with the actress. Though many decided to remain silent, actor Prithviraj has made a very strong statement through a post in his official Facebook page.
“Woke up today morning to the horrifying news that has by now been reported, misreported and sensationalised. As disturbing as it was, I refrained from saying something on what happened to one of the most beautiful girls I know because I knew whatever I or any one among our fraternity say, will only be fodder to click baits and TRP mongering. By now, all that can be said about the security of women in our “matriarchal/matrilineal” God’s own country has already been said. And yes..as a man who has to share the responsibility of a society that bears this shame, I hang my head! But please..the most we can collectively do at this moment..is to respect the guts of this girl. I was supposed to start work with her in a week, and she told me that she’d like not to come back in front of the camera so soon..and so is pulling out of the film. I know this girl..I know how brave she is…if it’s affected her enough to make her stay away from what she loves the most..I can only imagine how harrowing it must have been. Yes..please let us have an effective investigation in place and please let’s bring the bastards to justice asap..but please..let us also not allow anyone..ANYONE..to celebrate someone else’s misfortune. WITH YOU BHAVANA…will look forward to hanging with you as soon as you’re up to it..and yeah..be who you are..and don’t let today dictate the rest of your life. Love always..Prithvi.
PS: Please spare me the “English Medium” jokes on this one. Thanks“(sic), wrote Prithviraj.
It is indeed a bold statement from the actor not to mince any words. The actor has been getting a lot of solidarity for his stand in such a critical issue that needs to be addressed as early as possible, atleast for the safety of the women in our society.
The police have nabbed Bhavana’s driver Martin with whose knowledge the whole incident occurred. The actress has also identified her former driver, Sunil to be among those who forcefully entered her car. Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni is also the prime accused in the case. He is a culprit in several criminal cases including chain snatching.