Actress Asha Sarath, who impressed in her very first film in the Kamal Haasan-Gautami starrer Papanasam in a cop’s role, has thanked her friends within and outside the film industry for standing by her in the hour of crisis when an obscene morphed video surfaced on social networking sites wherein the face of the girl in the video resembled her.
Thanks to her gripping performance in the film, Asha has now been cast as Kamal Haasan’s heroine in his upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Thoongavanam.
Stung by the video, the 40-plus Asha immediately lodged a complaint with the Cochin Commissioner of Police seeking action against the netizens responsible for the posting of the video on internet. She has now thanked her friends who stood by her in the hour of crisis.
Writing on her Facebook account, Asha said “I record my sincere thanks to all those who have been of great support and showed their concern for me in this issue.
I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I was shocked to find the morphed video had my image in it and am determined to bring the culprits to book so that no other woman’s reputation is harmed in such a manner in future.
“I thank the police for assuring me that action would soon be initiated; it is reassuring. Those indulging in such acts against women should be brought to book and shouldn’t be allowed to get away.
I’m determined to take the legal struggle on the issue to its logical conclusion. Women should always be respected and their honour can’t be taken for granted by anyone at anytime,” Asha concluded.