Dulquer Salmaan apologizes to woman journalist for body-shaming her by using her pictures in his film ‘Varane Avashyamund’


Dulquer Salmaan has been accused by a journalist of using her pictures in the film Varane Avashyamund without her consent. Apparently, her pictures have been used in a poster for a weight loss clinic which has clearly offended her. The journalist Chetna Kapoor who is clearly miffed by the use of her pictures without her permission and the body-shaming that followed it, wrote in a tweet tagging the actor and the producers that she would be pursuing legal action against the film’s team. 

Chetna wrote in a tweet that she will be pursuing legal action against the film’s team. She wrote, “Dear @dulQuer @DQsWayfarerFilm Thank you for the feature in your film but I’d like you to excuse me from body-shaming on a public forum. The concerned image was used without my consent & knowledge in your film. I’d like to claim ownership of the same. #VaraneAvashyamund.” She further added, “You have not used it once but twice in your film. If only I knew one of my many achievements would be a part of a Dulquer Salman movie, I would have helped them promote the movie even more.”

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Dulquer was quick to respond to Chetna with a humble apology. He wrote that he will look into how the images were sourced and used and reiterated that it wasn’t intentional.  

Director Anoop Sathyan also responded to Chetna and asked for forgiveness. He wrote, “There wasn’t any intention to disrespect or objectify women, as the content of this film is in itself against sexism.” 

She later tweeted that the matter was dealt with and she will not be taking the legal route against the makers in the matter.  

Varane Avashyamun was Dulquer’s first production and fared really well at the box office. The film was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad’s son Anoop and besides Dulquer also stars Suresh Gopi, Shobana and Kalyani Priyadarshan.  The film released on February 7, 2020. The film is streaming currently on Netflix.