Actress Ishaara Nair of Sathuranga Vettai fame, who was accused of absconding without completing her shooting assignment, by the makers of her upcoming film Engada Irundheenga Ivvalavu Naala, has finally opened up on the controversy.
Speaking to Chennai Times, the young actress has claimed, she
was subjected to physical and verbal abuse by director Kevin
Here is what she has told the leading daily: "First of all, I
had given them the asked-for dates spread over six months. It is
just that they were not shooting when I had the dates. They shot
with me for only two days in all these four months. And I have
other commitments. I never told them that I will not be giving any
more dates. I only told them that I didn't have any dates right
"Secondly, I was not happy with the way the director was
behaving with me. He used to call me 'vaa dee' and 'po dee'. During
the shoot, the director used to explain the scene to me in a vulgar
way in front of everyone. I come in this film as myself, as
'Sathuranka Vettai' Ishaara. In that case, imagine how such a scene
will affect my reputation."
"I cannot even explain how vulgar the scene was. He was trying
to touch me while talking to me. He used to push me to the wall and
say, 'Pannu dee pannu dee'. That was not professional. I was
feeling harassed and I could not do the movie."
"There was one scene, where my character would be chased on a
car. I was supposed to run away from the car, but the director, who
drove the car, failed to hit the brake. The car hit me, and I fell
down. I don't know if he did that on purpose or if the brakes
really didn't work. I was feeling unwell, but no one on the set
really bothered about it. How do you expect me to work when I do
not feel safe on the set?"
Kevin, on the other hand, has claimed that he did not physically
abuse the actress and that the storyline doesn't have vulgar
He, however, has admitted that he used singular terms while
addressing her and that's only because of his upbringing in
Nagercoil, where people are used to talking that way.