In this article, we will talk about all the details of the Annapoorani controversy. Nayanthara, a well-known actor in the South Indian film industry, apologized for any offense caused by her latest film Annapoorani. The film was removed from Netflix after complaints that it allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. Here’s all you need to know.
Released on 1 December in cinemas and later made available on Netflix, Annapoorani was removed from the platform following backlash on social media and a First Information Report (FIR) filed at the Lokmanya Tilak Marg police station in South Mumbai, following which the film’s producers, Zee Studios, apologized to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and removed the film from the platform.
What is the Annapoorani controversy?
Annapoorani revolves around the story of an ambitious woman from a conservative family and town, torn between following her passion and believing in orthodox ideals. Besides Nayanthara, the film stars Sathyaraja, Achyuth Kumar, KS Ravikumar, Karthik Kumar, and Renuka in the lead roles.
The controversy over Annapoorani began when Ramesh Solanki filed an FIR at the Lokmanya Tilak Marg police station in South Mumbai. Solanki alleged that the film insulted Lord Ram and was deliberately released to hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. Following this, Zee Studios apologized to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and removed the film from the platform until arrangements were made to remove the objectionable content.
Nayanthara breaks silence
Nayanthara has now breaks her silence on the issue by issuing a statement to address the controversy surrounding Annapoorani. Beginning his statement by saying, “Jai Shri Ram,” Nayanthara admitted that the film may have unintentionally caused offense. He apologized for any hurt caused to him and his team and emphasized that their intention was not to hurt anyone’s feelings but to share a positive message and inspire.
Nayanthara also clarified that she never intended to demean Lord Ram or hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. She stated that she frequently visits temples across the country and has a firm belief in God. Nayanthara concluded by expressing her gratitude to those who have supported her and her work and reiterated her commitment to spreading positivity and encouraging learning from each other.
Nayanthara’s film Annapoorani sparked controversy and anger among some sections who claimed that it hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. Nayanthara apologized for any offense caused and explained her intention behind the film. She stressed that the film’s purpose was to uplift, inspire, and not create sadness. The controversy surrounding Annapoorani emphasizes the delicate balance required in creative expression, especially when religious feelings and beliefs are involved.