After the outrageous sexual assault and abduction of actress Bhavana shook the entire Malayalam film industry, many of her colleagues expressed their support unconditionally. Dulquer Salmaan was one of the first actors to come out with a strong statement.
“I was hesitant to speak out about this incident yesterday out of respect for the victim of this travesty. It’s easy to just post something on social media, but I’m afraid it somehow becomes about yourself. This is so much more than all that. It’s something that sickens and frightens my core. I take great pride in our state and how safe our society is. Especially how we treat and respect our women. And yesterday it’s like that shattered.”
“This is somebody’s daughter, somebody’s sister somebody’s family and someone who has brought to life so many wonderful characters to us film lovers. I wish and pray our superb police force, the Kerala Police catch these spineless cowards hiding behind their masks. Including myself and our industry, I request all our boys and men, young and old to be alert and vigilant. It’s equally our responsibility to care about, look out for, and to respect & protect our women,” he added.