Attacks on Parvathy are a conspiracy, says My Story director Roshni Dinaker
The single Pathungi Pathungi from the director's debut film has garnered over 60000 dislikes because it features the outspoken actor
There seems to be no respite from the cyberbullying of Parvathy and the latest is the immense number of 'dislikes' her song Pathungi Pathungi from the film My Story has garnered. Ever since it was released, the foot-tapping love track has garnered over 64,000 'dislikes', a clear continuation of the online harassment aimed at Parvathy post her comments on misogyny in cinema.
And, director Roshni Dinaker, who marks her debut through My Story, says she is deeply saddened by the attacks against Parvathy and My Story. "It is very sad. I think the hate campaign is a paid conspiracy. The kind of abusive words used by these people on my Facebook page against Parvathy is an indicator of what she is subjected to," she says.
The director says that the whole incident prompts her to rethink the cultural values she believes a Malayali possesses. "The sad part is that we have roped in the best of talent, like cinematographer Dudley and sound designer Biswadeep Chatterjee. They already have a great career, but they chose to work in Malayalam for the great experience and this is what we give them in return," she adds.
However, Roshni is unfazed by the hate campaign. "My Story is the collective effort of over 200 people. A lot of us have made sacrifices for the film. At the end of the day, I believe we, including Parvathy and Prithviraj, have put in our 100 per cent. I am sure that My Story will do well in theatres because the content is good," says the director.
My Story, a love story based in Portugal, will hit the screens in March. According to Roshni, it is a very relatable tale. "Of course, there is more to it that you see. It is a love story that everybody will connect to," she adds.