"It (the abuse) couldn't get worse. A lot of people were pulling me down, threatening and abusing me," the 29-year-old actor said in an exclusive phone interview, stressing that she had read "every single word" that had been written about her in this context.
It was on the sidelines of an open forum at the international film festival of Kerala in state capital Thiruvananthapuram earlier this month that she had advocated against glorifying prejudice against women on screen.
Ms Parvathy had, without naming Mammootty, but referring to him as an actor par excellence, spoken of her disappointment with the dialogues against women in film, Kasaba. She was immediately criticised by fans of Mammootty. Soon, it became rancorous and threatening.
Ms Parvathy, however, wasn't the first one to have red-carded some of the dialogues mouthed by Mammootty's character, a police officer, in the movie. In 2016 when the film was released, many women activists had spoken out against the dialogues in the movie. Former Congress legislator KC Rosakutty, who then headed the Kerala Women's Commission, had said the mega star should have asked for the offensive dialogues to be changed.
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