Actress Sai Pallavi today issued a clarification after her remarks in an interview on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the 90s sparked a controversy on social media. During an interview to YouTube channel Great Andhra, the actor condemned violence in the name of religion and said that while the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was wrong, cow vigilantism is also wrong.
Sai Pallavi’s comments received mixed reactions on social media. While some Twitter users applauded his courage, some trolled him. Many also said that she was downplaying the Kashmir tragedy.
In an Instagram video, the actor said today that his intention was to convey that violence in the name of religion is a sin and that excerpts from the interview were taken out of context. Sai Pallavi said that she would think twice before speaking her heart.
“I’ll think twice before speaking my heart out because I’m worried that my words might be misinterpreted,” she said.
Sai Pallavi said that the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ and the cow slaughter had a great impact on her and she was in shock for several days.
“I was disturbed after seeing the files of Kashmir. I will never belittle the tragedy like genocide and the generations of people affected by it. Having said this, I can never describe the incident of mob lynching on covid During the time of. I remember watching that video and shaking for days,” she said.
“I believe that violence in any form is wrong and violence in the name of any religion is a great sin,” he said.
During the interview, the actor was also asked about his political leanings. She said that she grew up in a neutral family and was taught to be a good person.
Elaborating on his comments, he said, “I hope the day doesn’t come when a child will be born, and he is afraid of his identity.”
Sai Pallavi’s Telugu film ‘Virat Parvam’ has hit the theaters this week. The film, which also stars Rana Daggubati, is inspired by true events from the 1990s. It narrates a love story set against the backdrop of the Naxalite movement in the Telangana region.