Fans of Allu Arjun reportedly threatened to rape and kill a female journalist from Kerala after she pointed out to the flaws in the recently release Bunny film Naa Peru Surya. We already told you that the film was released in Malayalam. Aparna Prashanti shared her review of the film on her Facebook page.
Minutes after updating her status, several comments poured in from the actor’s fans demanding an apology for her review. They also abused and threatened her of rape and death if she did not apologise to the actor.
“Most of the comments are from the Telugu fans of Allu Arjun and the groups which had the actor’s picture on the accounts,” she said lodging a complaint against them.
Aparna Prashanti, a film critic shared the post on Wednesday and ever since being flooded with threatening comments and messages.
“I gave negative rating for many of the films but I did not get any abusive comments as such. They came down heavily on me and even my family members,” she regretted. “Whoever is the reviewer male or female, these kind of fans start attacking the women with their vulgar language,” she added.
“Messages were also sent to my friends who commented in support asked me to apologise for the post,” she said adding that her Facebook account has been blocked due to mass messages from Allu Arjun fans.
Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India was released on May 4 in seven languages and has been receiving mixed response from the audience.
Rape Threats Can’t Be Allowed on Twitter: Farhan Akhtar
Top management at Twitter must re-group and decide what they would like their service to be remembered for. If it is for good, then they need to get smarter in its regulation. Rape and death threats cannot be allowed or go unpunished. Twitter, said filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar.Farhan’s tweet comes after actress Richa Chadha spoke out about the constant death and rape threats she received for her opinion on Hindutva.
When Richa attempted to report the death and rape threat issued by the Twitter users, the social networking service responded saying, “No violation within context”.