South Indian actress Sai Pallavi’s video from an interview is doing the rounds on the internet, in which she talks about the recent bollywood film The Kashmir Files, and mob lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes.
On Wednesday, in an interview, Sai Pallavi linked the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits to cow vigilantism condemning violence in the name of religion.
“The Kashmir Files documented the assassination of Kashmiri Pandits during the period. If you consider the issue to be a religious one, there was a recent incident in which a Muslim was assaulted while driving a vehicle carrying cows while people chanted Jai Shri Ram. So, what’s the difference between what happened back then and what’s going on now?” the actor said in an interview with YouTube channel Great Andhra.
Sai Pallavi is currently promoting her upcoming Telugu film “Virata Parvam”. The movie, which also stars Rana Daggubati, is inspired by true events from the 1990s. It chronicles a love story against the backdrop of the Naxalite movement in the Telangana region.
Sai Pallavi plays the character of Vennela, who falls in love with Naxal leader Ravanna (Rana Daggubati).
When asked about her political views, the actress stated that she grew up in a non-partisan family and was raised to be a nice person.
“I was taught I should protect the ones who are being hurt. The oppressed should be protected,” she said.
Sai Pallavi’s comments drew mixed reactions on social media. While some Twitter users applauded her courage, others trolled her.
Sai Pallavi’s “Virata Parvam” will release in theatres on June 17.