Dulquer Salmaan, the actor-producer has been making headlines due to the controversies regarding his production debut Varane Avashyamund, these days. Recently, the actor offered an apology to the Tamil people, through his official social media pages. Dulquer Salmaan took the step after he was mercilessly trolled by a group of netizens for using the name 'Prabhakaran' for a dog's character.
Yes, you read it right. There is a scene in Varane Avashyamund, that features Suresh Gopi, child actor Sarvajith Santhosh Sivan, and a dog. In that particular scene, Suresh Gopi's character Major Unnikrishnan finally finds a permanent name for his dog and calls him 'Prabhakara', to which he happily responds. However, this scene has irked a group of Tamil audiences who felt that this scene insults the LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Dulquer Salmaan, who is visibly hurt with the attack, apologised to the Tamil people through an emotional post. "A lot of people have brought to my notice that the Prabhakaran joke in Varane Avashyamund is insulting to the Tamizh people. It was not intentional. The joke is a reference to an older Malayalam film Pattana Pravesham and is a common Meme in Kerala. It is a common name in Kerala as well so it wasn't directed at any person living or dead as our disclaimer mentions in the beginning of the film. Most people reacting are doing so without watching the film and are trying to spread hate. Hating on me and my director Anoop we can accept. Kindly keep it to us and not our fathers or senior actors from the film. I apologise to all of the good and kind tamizh people who felt offended. I have never intended to offend anyone through my films or my words. It's genuinely a misunderstanding.", wrote the actor-producer.
"Some of you are being extremely abusive, threatening, deliberately hurtful, and insulting family along with us. I wish that weren't so.", added Dulquer Salmaan.