Dulquer Salmaan issues an apology on allegedly insulting LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in his film ‘Varane Avashyamund’


Dulquer Salmaan starrer Varane Avashyamund that opened to good reviews earlier this year and was released digitally on Netflix last week has since become a topic of contention on social media. Last week a woman journalist had raised objections on using her pictures without her permission in the film and body-shaming her. Now, another furore has erupted over dialogue in the film that pertains to a funny ‘Prabhakaran’ joke that has clearly miffed Tamils.

The joke was widely misconstrued as a jibe at LTTE Tamil leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Reportedly, the scene in question has actor Suresh Gopi calling a dog ‘Prabhakara’, a reference to the popular dialogue from Pattanapravesham(1988). However, the joke did not sit well with a section of the audience who resorted to personal attacks against Dulquer and director Anoop Sathyan for being insensitive towards Tamils and asked them to tender an apology. Dulquer took to Twitter to issue a clarification regarding the controversy and stated that it wasn’t intentional.

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In his tweet, he also shared a clip from the film Pattanapravesham, from which the dialogue was taken. Varane Avashyamund also stars Kalyani Priyadarshan, Shobana, Urvashi. The film is produced by Dulquer.

(Source: Twitter)