Dulquer Salman felt sorry and asked apology for unknowingly body shaming a woman in his recent film “Varane Avashyamund” which was produced by his home banner Wayfarer films. Named as Chetna Kapoor, the twitter user expressed her disappointment over the makers of the movie using her pictures without her concern.
The film which completed its theatrical run, released in Netflix yesterday. On seeing her picture used randomly in a banner, Chetna thanked Dulquer for featuring her in his film but asked him to excuse her from body-shaming in a public forum. She said that the picture was used without her consent and added that she would like to claim ownership of the same.
Followed by the first tweet, Chetna demanded a public apology from Dulquar Salman in her second tweet. She said that she would have promoted the movie if she was informed prior regarding the usage of her pictures. “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. While the legal suites would follow, how about a public apology for now? 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!” Chetna’s series of tweets read.
Check out her tweets below :
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! @dulQuer @DQsWayfarerFilm #VaraneAvashyamund @NetflixIndia— Chetna Kapoor (@chetnak92) April 20, 2020
On seeing these tweets, the actor immediately came up with an apologize note. He said that the film crew will take full responsibility for the error made. “Will look into it with concerned departments of the film to understand how the images were sourced. I apologise from my end and from the film as well as @DQsWayfarerFilm for any difficulties caused. It wasn’t intentional.” the actor’s tweet read.
We take full responsibility for the error on our behalf. Will look into it with concerned departments of the film to understand how the images were sourced. I apologise from my end and from the film as well as @DQsWayfarerFilm for any difficulties caused. It wasnt intentional.— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) April 20, 2020
To this tweet of Dulquer, Chetna replied by asking him to delete or blur the scene while investigating the matter.
I appreciate your prompt reply. While you take your time to investigate the matter, it would be ideal that either the scenes are deleted with my pictures in it or the images are blurred effective immediately. @NetflixIndia #VaraneAvashyamund— Chetna Kapoor (@chetnak92) April 20, 2020
Director of the film Anoop Sathyan came up with an apologize tweet as well. He said that there was no intention to objectify women as the film itself is against sexism. “We do state our apology on behalf of the technical crew of this film.” he said in his tweet.
First of all we are extremely sorry for the discomfort caused. There wasn’t any intention to disrespect or objectify women, as the content of this film is in itself against sexism. We do state our apology on behalf of the technical crew of this film.— Anoop Sathyan (@anoop_sathyan) April 20, 2020
The film Varane Avashyamund has Suresh Gopi, Shobana and Kalyani Priyadharshan in the supporting roles and was released on 7th February of 2020. Dulquer was last seen in “Kannum Kannum Kollayadithaal” which became a blockbuster among Tamil audience. The film recently started streaming in Netflix.