‘Won’t be part of films celebrating misogyny’: Prithviraj pays tribute to actress

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Updated: February 25, 2017, 4:54 pm IST
His decision is in the wake of the incident where a Malayalam actress was allegedly abducted and molested.
Prithviraj had previously expressed his anger at the incident through a powerful Facebook post.

 Prithviraj had previously expressed his anger at the incident through a powerful Facebook post.

Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam actor Prithviraj on Saturday said he would never let disrespect for women be celebrated in his movies and apologised to his fans for being part of films that celebrated misogyny during the early stage of his career.

In his Facebook post, he said,”…I apologise.. for at an age and time when I wasn’t wise enough.. I have been part of films that celebrated misogyny.. I have mouthed lines that vilified regard for your self-respect and I have taken a bow to the claps that ensued.”

“NEVER AGAIN.. never again will I let disrespect for women be celebrated in my movies,” he said.

The ‘Nandanam’ actor announced his decision in the FB post, in which he paid glowing tributes to the young actress, who was abducted by a group of persons and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area in Kochi.

“I will whole heartedly trudge the grey and black with characters that possess unhinged moral compasses…but I will never let these men be glorified or their actions justified on screen,” he said in the post.

Praising the actress, who joined the shoot of her upcoming film ‘Adam’ on Saturday, Prithviraj said she made a “statement of extraordinary courage” through her decision.

“And today.. as my dear friend walks in to the sets to kick start the shooting of her new film ADAM, I once again bear witness to an extraordinary moment of courage from an extraordinary woman in my life!

“Today.. she makes a statement.. a statement that will echo through time, space and gender..Once again..ladies and gentlemen..stand up and applaud for her,” he added.

Police arrested the prime accused in the case, ‘Pulsar’ Suni, and his accomplice V P Vijeesh as they entered a local court complex in Kochi on Thursday, to surrender, six days after the incident, which caused nationwide outrage.

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