Actress Jyothika has spoken about a syndrome which has been prevailing in films for a long time but which has been discussed in public only by very few film industry folks.
Speaking at the audio-launch of her upcoming film Magalir Mattum (title borrowed from a film produced by Kamal Haasan in the mid-nineties) in Chennai, Jyothika asked frontline heroes what was the need for them to romance 3-4 heroines in a single film as it would be sending a wrong message to their young fans who might tend to think that it was perfectly okay to have 3-4 girlfriends simultaneously.
Directed by Bramma of Kuttram Kadidhal fame, Jyothika plays a documentary film-maker in Magalir Mattum which has Urvashi, Bhanupriya and Saranya Ponvannan essaying prominent roles. “My family has always stood by me in my career; Suriya’s mother used to send cooked food to me at the sets. Sivakumar Appa, Suriya and Karthi have all been encouraging my second innings in films,” she noted happily.
“I appeal to film-makers to give their heroines roles with dignity and roles which have them using their grey-matter. I know producers won’t make heroines in their films wear the kind of (homely) clothes worn by women in their families; they should at least try to create characters as the ones they come across in their homes. Don’t allow heroines face double-meaning dialogues or get below-par introduction sequences.
“Don’t make heroines to go after the heroes as if saying ‘I love you’ is their only objective in life. This would have a huge impact on the males among the youths as they may take women for granted in their real lives. If a hero romances 3-4 heroes on screen, his fans would invariably think that it is not wrong to have 3-4 girlfriends in real life,” Jyothika said.