Actress Sai Pallavi claimed on Saturday that her recent comments comparing the latest mob lynchings to the 1990s genocide of Kashmiri Pandits had been misinterpreted.
Because of comments she made in an interview to a Telugu YouTube channel before the premiere of her movie Virata Parvam, the 30-year-old performer is currently embroiled in controversy.
Working in the Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema industries, Pallavi posted a video on Instagram to explain her remarks and stated that she did not mean to minimize any tragedies.
“I was recently asked in an interview whether I supported the left or the right wing. I made it quite apparent that I thought I was impartial. Before we identify with our values, we must first strive to be good human beings. At all costs, the downtrodden must be defended “In the video, she remarked.
The performer claimed that after watching The Kashmir Files by director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri three months ago, she was shocked by the portrayal of Kashmiri Pandits’ “plight.”
“I recall telling Agnihotri that I was troubled by the situation the people were in at the time. Being who I am, I would never minimize a catastrophe like the Holocaust or the generations of people it has affected “Pallavi threw in.
The actor further said that the mob lynching occurrence during COVID times left her “shaken” and that she was unable to deal with it.
Violence in any form, in my opinion, is unacceptable, and violence committed in the name of any faith is a grave sin, Pallavi declared.
Pallavi discussed The Kashmir Files and connected it to current episodes of lynching of alleged cow smugglers in her remarks during the interview, which are also said to have gotten the actor in legal problems in Hyderabad.
“The Kashmir Files, a movie, depicts the murder of Kashmiri Pandits. A person was recently slain for carrying a cow when it was determined that he was a Muslim, according to a recent occurrence. The assailants shouted “Jai Shri Ram” after they had killed the victim. Where is the distinction between what occurred recently and what occurred in Kashmir? “She’d stated.
The actor, who has appeared in movies like Premam, Maari 2, and Shyam Singha Roy, clarified that it was really upsetting to watch so many people online defend the mob lynching occurrence.
“I don’t believe any of us have the authority to end the lives of others. I graduated from medical school and I believe that all lives are valuable and equal “said the actor.
Pallavi added that she believes that no one in the nation would ever again have to be “scared of his or her identity.”