Condemning violence in the name of religion, actor Sai Pallavi on Wednesday compared the Kashmiri exodus with cow vigilantism. Her comments drew mixed reactions on social media. From celebrities to politicians gave their opinions regarding the same.
Ramya’s take on Pallavi’s statement
Known for her honest opinions, the south Indian actor left netizens battling it out — with one side criticizing her for her remarks, while the other praised her for her courage. Some celebrities too shared their opinions regarding the same.
The golden girl Divya Spandana aka Ramya, who is an actress turned politician, feels nothing was wrong with Pallavi’s statement. The Sandalwood actress took to Twitter to express her opinion. She wrote, “The oppressed should be protected’ @Sai_Pallavi92 speaking truth to power.”
‘The oppressed should be protected’ @Sai_Pallavi92 speaking truth to power 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/WcAraGwCcI
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) June 15, 2022
Sai Pallavi was promoting her forthcoming movie Virata Parvam in which she stars with Rana Daggubatti. In the film directed by Venu Udugula, Sai plays the role of a woman who falls in love with a Naxal leader and writer.
On Wednesday, she was in an interview with the YouTube channel Greatandhra during which the topic of ideologies and violence popped up.
In one comment, she said, “Some days ago, this movie The Kashmir Files was released. In that, they showed how Kashmiri Pandits living there at that time were killed. More recently, during COVID time… if you’re taking it as a religious conflict, recently, a Muslim man was driving a vehicle transporting cows. Some people stopped him and hit him and forced him to chant slogans of Jai Shri Ram. So what happened then, and what happened now, we can’t see any difference.”
“For me violence is wrong form of communication. Mine is a neutral family where they only taught to be a good human being. The oppress, however, should be protected. I don’t know who’s right & who’s wrong. If you are a good human being, you don’t feel one is right.”
– #SaiPallavi pic.twitter.com/o6eOuKvd2G
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