Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Vijay urges fans not to post anything that harms women

Vijay urges fans not to post anything that harms women

Tamil superstar Vijay, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Mersal, has asked his fans to not pass derogatory comments against the female journalist, who criticised his film Sura on Twitter.

According to the Newspaper, The tweets were abusive, misogynistic, and cringe-worthy, to say the least. Right after a week, actor Vijay issued an official statement that everyone has the right to criticize a film.

Bengaluru based journalist Dhanya Rajendran posted a tweet in which she said she walked out of Shah Rukh Khan's film Jab Harry Met Sejal and compared it with walking out of Vijay's film Sura some years ago. The actor will be seen in a triple role in the film. She registered a complaint after which the cops are in plans to nab four people who threatened her through fake accounts.

"I'm some one who respects women a lot". Anybody has the freedom of expression to criticise anybody's film. She also requested the Tamil superstar to respond on the issue. I believe no women should be spoken of in a demeaning way no matter what happens.

Womanhood should be praised, he said, and urged that no comments "hurting anybody" and women in particular, should be published online. "I request that nobody should share hurtful and wrong views about women on social media", said Vijay.

Dhanya Rajendran received support from several journalists and celebrities. An FIR has been filed under IPC sections 354 D (stalking), 506 (1) (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 509 (insulting the modesty of women), section 67 of IT Act (publishing obscene material), section 4 of TN Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act, and section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women Act. "Rule of law must take prompt measures in curbing this menace". Ms Rajendran posted a tweet welcoming Vijay's statement.

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