A publicity photograph of actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar sparked rumours in social networking sites that she might have been abducted.
Showing Varalaxmi lying on the floor gagged and her hands tied, the black-and-white photograph was shared/downloaded frantically by eager netizens with some even expressing doubts whether it was a photograph taken after the actress, a trained Salsa dancer, was abducted.
It was only over the weekend that Varalaxmi attended an event in Chennai where she was spotted with Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza who had been in the city to promote her sister’s boutique. Coming as it does as the photograph appeared within a couple of the days of the event in Chennai, fears that the actress might have been ‘kidnapped’ started gaining ground.
When she was contacted, Varalaxmi said that she was perfectly fine and added that the photograph was only a promotional still-photograph of an upcoming film of hers. “I’m not aware of the photograph doing rounds….I’m in Delhi to submit a petition to Union Law Ministry on behalf of ‘Save Sakthi’…sorry for all the trouble!” she tweeted.