The Malayalam industry woke up to a shock on Saturday when it was learnt that a leading Malayalam actress was assaulted by her former driver and his gang of six friends in her own car. This has sent shockwaves in the industry indicating that celebs are not even spared from this horror. Everyone from the industry has come out and expressed their outrage - right from Prithviraj to Dulquer to Nivin Pauly to Mohanlal to Manju Warrier to Amala Paul to Siddharth. And now Bollywood has stood up for the actress - 'Shocked to hear about the horrifying ordeal the Malayalm actress went through. Wish her strength to get over it and hope all the morons are caught' - stated Farhan Akhtar. 'This is so shameful I'm honestly disgusted. We as a nation and as a society have to answer back' said Varun Dhawan. The other who reacted were Sharddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor. Sanju Sivram, who had acted her in one of her films revealed certain details of this incident, while speaking EXCLUSIVELY with Bollywoodlife,"The whole thing was a setup. They had planned to accost her on the way, and they used a tempo trawler to block her vehicle, and make it look like an accident, so that they can get access to her car. Their intention was to blackmail her, but her bravery in going to the police foiled their plans.” Also read: EXCLUSIVE: Malayalam actress' co-star Sanju Sivram on her molestation case: The miscreants wanted to blackmail her, but her bravery foiled their plans
The fact, her very driver was involved in this tragic incident has been a major blow, Sanju goes on to elaborate on that further," The drivers arranged to escort actors are always considered as a part of the film fraternity, so a dastardly incident like this has shook the very belief in the system. This event has brought that sense of mistrust in the relationship we share with these people. Moreover, incidents like these also bring a bad disrepute to Kerala as a state. I am sure the police would mete the right kind of justice to the perpetrators.”
Prithviraj was the first actor to put out statement, expressing his disgust over this shocking incident - “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!"
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