As the case of a 17-year old’s death in Kallakurichi’s private school has gained widespread media attention due to massive protests in the district, Kollywood was slow to respond.
However, actress Priya Shankar broke the silence as she supported the protestors’ demand and tweeted #justiceforsrimathi. The post was retweeted 3,000 times and Priya was lauded by her fans, for supporting the cause.
— Priya BhavaniShankar (@priya_Bshankar) July 18, 2022
Netizens and fans praised the busy actress for being the only one from the Tamil industry to openly speak about the issue. One of the users applauded her willingness for becoming a part of this initiative. This user said that many other popular actors couldn’t even dare to post a tweet.
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However, every story has two sides. So yes, there were also people who criticised Ms. Priya for speaking her heart out and labeled her tweet as a publicity stunt.
One of the users condemned Priya for showing fake sympathy. This user wrote that sharing Twitter posts about any movement is just business as usual for celebrities.
5 நாளா கோமால இருந்தியாமா…..
திராவிடியாச அடிச்ச அடில பொங்கிட்டு வந்து டீவீட்டு போடுற…
இதெல்லாம் தொழில் நேக்குமா 👌👌👌 pic.twitter.com/T601I0PwTS
— அருண்மொழி #ராஜா#🕉🚩🇮🇳🛕🎻 (@Arunmozhi_Raaja) July 18, 2022
Another user wrote that by sharing Srimathi’s photo, Priya had put her family under unnecessary stress.
PBS, as the actress is fondly named by her fans, is known for publicly voicing her opinion on social issues. Her upcoming films are: ‘Thiruchitrambalam ‘, ‘Agilan’, ‘Bommai’.
உங்கள் ஆதரவிற்கு நன்றி, ஆனால் அந்த குழந்தையின் படத்தை பகிர்ந்து அவர் குடும்பத்திற்கு மன அழுத்தத்தை ஏற்படுத்த வேண்டாம். ஹேஷ்டேக் மட்டும் பகிருங்கள்
— கௌதம் பழனிச்சாமி கவுடர்🌱🌱🌱🖤🤍❤ (@Gowtham96560334) July 18, 2022
Meanwhile, there have been some recent developments in the case. After two post-mortems, the Madras High Court has ordered the funeral and last rites of the deceased girl to be completed. The court has also asked experts from Puducherry JIPMER Hospital to give their final opinion on the girl’s death.
References: News 18, India Glitz
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