Following Radha Ravi’s distasteful comments on Nayanthara and the film industry’s outrage against him, actor Siddharth wanted to know why many were silent when sexual charges were made under #MeToo movement.
“I was shocked that my entire fraternity was either silent or cynical about the #MeToo movement; I silently rued the fact that it would take only the anger of a powerful woman to make the sleeping wake up. If you speak up only when your own are affected, it’s not called bravery,” said the ‘Boys’ actor.
Replying to him, director Vignesh Shivan, who is said to be Nayanthara’s boyfriend, said, “Nayanthara has always stood for the safety and welfare of women. She has openly endorsed the importance of a safe and comfortable work atmosphere for women in her movies too which has bigger reach than twitter !.”
He added: “She has extended her support morally & financially for many women and has also employed a few #metoo victims in her movies, in the real world but failed to broadcast it in social media due to obvious reasons.”
“All this said, when we come up with an issue of a filthy remark so casually passed on a woman.. instead of looking into the issue in concern, they choose to make such petty accusations..!” he concluded.