By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Nayantara got the shock of her life when she opened the newspaper today and found her picture alongside a report that claimed that her mother was found murdered. According the article published in the paper, Kamal Devi a 45 year old woman who supposed to be the actresses mother was killed on Monday by a group of Naxalites in Madhura Nagar. The report claimed that the Naxals took away 50 gold biscuits and some cash after killing Kamala Devi.
Nayantara immediately called her house to find out more only to have the phone picked up her real mother Omana Kurien at her Kerala house who said that she was safe. The news was a misreport. The actual story was that the victim of the attack was the mother of a junior film artiste who also calls herself Nayantara. The reporter who reported the incident didn"t check up on his facts and published wrong information alongside the picture of Nayantara.
When the incident happened, the actress was not in Hyderabad but was in Chennai shooting for Sathyam. She started to receive consolation SMS"s from her fellow actors and actresses. She met the media later concerning this issue saying, “Many a time, I have said brought to light wrong reports by the media. Some of the reporters reporting these stories fail to clarify the facts of the story with the concerned actor or actress. I am exploring my legal options."