A woman, native of Thrissur, has come under heavy fire from the fans of Mohanlal after her Facebook post criticising the actor’s recent film Pulimurugan went viral. The last week’s post has drawn over 4,500 comments at the time of writing this piece.
Nisha Menon Chembakassery while reviewing the movie wrote, “Shikar + Naran + spices… 5 gm each. Jeeps=10, Dialogues praising Murukan = sky is the limit. Goondas= 100.” She said that these were the ingredients used by the writer while penning the script for the box office blockbuster.
While as an individual she was perfectly entitled to have an opinion, the fans of Mollywood superstar think otherwise. The post since has gone viral and has drawn demeaning and abusive comments, even threats against her and her family from fans.
After coming under vicious attack by Facebook users, Nisha made her controversial post unavailable for public for sometime. However, she made the post available for public again, saying she won’t let other people’s comments affect her decision.
“All my posts were public posts and after the abusive comments began to be directed at my family, I restricted the visibility of the post. Later I changed the settings to ‘public’ again, why should I be affected by the comments?” Nisha said in the post as translated by The News Minute.
She added that she is not a fan of any actor, but of good films and that these online attacks won’t stop her from speaking her mind. Nisa has also questioned the need of fan clubs for big stars like Mohanlal, saying the behaviour of the fans reflects poorly on the actor.
“Many young actors have built their careers without advocating a single fan club. Then why do actors like Mohanlal or for that matter any actor of his stature need fan clubs like these to fight over them?” This is not the first time such an incident has taken place. Fans of Malayalam films have been notoriously famous for defending their favourite actors on the social media while trolling and bad mouthing other films and actors.
Actor Prithviraj recently wrote an open letter to his fans in Malayalam thanking them for their unconditional love and support. But at the same time, he urged them not to indulge in spreading negativity about other films and actors on social media.
His previous film, Oozham, opened to mixed reviews. And the critical review of the film irked the fans of Prithviraj, who began to post negative comments about other actors and their films on the social media.