Suriya donates Rs 15 lakhs to Parvathy Ammal, whose life inspired Jai Bhim
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has provided police protection to Suriya's residence following threats from the Vanniyar community
Suriya has donated Rs 15 lakhs to Parvathy Ammal, on whose life the actor's recent film Jai Bhim is based on. He personally handed over the documents of fixed deposits worth Rs 15 lakhs to her.
Of this, Suriya alone has contributed Rs 10 lakhs while his production house 2D Entertainment, which he heads with his wife Jyotika, has contributed Rs 5 lakhs.
Parvathy Ammal met Suriya at his residence on Tuesday evening. She was accompanied by leaders from Marxist Communist Party, including its State Secretary K Balakrishnan and party member Govindan, who was with her right from the time she began her fight for justice.
Parvathy Ammal waged a long legal battle in the 90s to seek justice for her husband Rajakannu, who was subjected to severe custodial violence and killed by the cops. Earlier, actor-filmmaker Lawrence had also promised to build her a new house.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has provided police protection to Suriya's residence following threats from the Vanniyar community for allegedly portraying them in a bad light.
The state president of Vanniyar Sangam had issued a legal notice to Suirya and Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel demanding Rs 5 crores compensation. The legal notice claims that the antagonist of the film, a policeman, was deliberately portrayed as a person belonging to the Vanniyar community. The notice has also named Jyotika, the producer of the film, and a person from Amazon Prime Video.
Meanwhile, Suriya is receiving support from his fans and several film personalities like Pa Ranjith, Venkat Prabhu, Siddharth, Vetri Maaran, Lokesh Kanagaraj, and Prakash Raj. A hashtag #WeStandWithSuriya is trending on Twitter.