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Nayanthara breaks silence on the 'Annapoorani' issue with an apology - Here's what she has to say

Friday, January 19, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Nayanthara breaks silence on the ‘Annapoorani’ issue with an apology - Here’s what she has to say

Nayanthara completed 75 films in her career recently with 'Annapoorani'. It came to Netflix earlier this month after a decent theatrical run. Some scenes in the movie sparked controversy for hurting Hindu religious sentiments after its digital debut. The film was removed from OTT following a heavy backlash.

Many celebrities supported the Lady Superstar in this issue while the film's producers issued an apology statement. Now, the actress has broken the silence and issued a press statement regarding the recent controversies surrounding the 'Annapoorani' OTT release. Notably, her note starts with 'Jai Shri Ram' and it was in English, Hindi and Tamil.

Nayanthara's statement, which is going viral, says:

"Jai Shri Ram

I am writing this note with a heavy heart and a genuine desire to address the recent turn of events concerning our film, 'Annapoorni.' Crafting 'Annapoorni' was not just a cinematic endeavor but a heartfelt pursuit of inspiring resilience and instilling the spirit of never giving up. It aimed to mirror life's journey, where we learn that obstacles can be overcome with sheer willpower.

In our sincere attempt to share a positive message, we may have inadvertently caused hurt. We did not expect the removal of a censored film, previously showcased in theatres, from the OTT platform. My team and I never intended to hurt anyone's sentiments and we understand that the gravity of this issue. Being someone who wholely believes in God and frequently visits temples accross the country, it is the last thing I would intentionally do. To those whose feelings we've touched, I extend my sincere & heartfelt apologies.

The intention behind 'Annapoorni' was to uplift and inspire, not to cause distress.

Over the last two decades, my journey in the film industry has been guided with a singular intention - To spread positivity & foster learning from one another.

With sincere regards,
Nayanthara 🙏" (sic).

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