Dulquer Salmaan issued apology and clarification for Prabhakaran joke

Actor Dulquer Salmaan's last release is a Comedy-drama 'Varane Avashyamund' released in February, 2020 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Now the movie landed in a controversy because of a joke which has been interpreted as an attack on LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran by a section of the Tamil audience.. The film marks his debut as a producer with his production house Wayfarer Films.

Dulquer Salmaan issued apology and clarification for Prabhakaran joke in 'Varane Avashyamund' after a section of audience get offended

Several Tamil audience took to social media platform to call out the film on how it hurt their sentiments. After receiving threats and abuses on social media, Dulquer Salmaan issued an apology. On Sunday, Dulquer Salmaan in his twitter handle issued an apology after trolls attacked his and director Anoop Sathyan's family as well.

In his statement he wrote,“A lot of people have brought to my notice that the Prabhakaran joke in Varane Avashyamund is insulting to the Tamizh people. It was not intentional. The joke is a reference to an older Malayalam film Pattana Pravesham and is a common Meme in Kerala. It is a common name in Kerala as well so it wasn't directed at any person living or dead as our disclaimer mentions in the beginning of the film. Most people reacting are doing so without watching the film and are trying to spread hate. Hating on me and my director Anoop we can accept. Kindly keep it to us and not our fathers or senior actors from the film."

"I apologise to all of the good and kind tamizh people who felt offended. I have never intended to offend anyone through my films or my words. It's genuinely a misunderstanding. P.S. Some of you are being extremely abusive, threatening, deliberately hurtful and insulting family along with us. I wish that weren't so," he added.


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