Actor Vijay Responds to Online Abuse of Dhanya Rajendran by his fans

"In society, I am someone who respects women a lot. Anyone has the freedom to review or give an opinion on anyone's film. In my view, nothing warrants an excuse (or can justify) speaking about a woman in bad taste or disrespectfully. Everyone should praise womanhood. I request everyone to desist from wilfully hurting someone and saying bad things about women on social media." (Translated from Tamil)

The statement comes after widespread national and international  condemnation of the virtual mob assault on the editor-in-chief of The News Minute who dared to comment on Vijay starrer ‘Sura’, likening to a recently released Hindi film she found unwatchable. Hopefully his fans will take a cue from his statement and will respect freedom of expression!