Sivakarthikeyan, who continues to be under fire for starring in Remo, a film that normalised stalking and manipulating women, has reportedly said that his films won’t have such situations in the future. At a recent interaction session with college students, the actor said that his films, including Seemaraja, will not having drinking or stalking.
“Filmmaking is a process. I conveyed a vital message in my previous film Velaikkaran. Still, you people talk about Remo. I think you will not be asking this question after five years. But now, my directors themselves avoid such situations and songs,” he said.
A paper titled ‘Deification of Stalking Crime (Indian Penal Code – Section 354D) as representation of love in South Indian Film Remo’ recently appeared in the American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, a refereed, indexed, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and open access journal published by International Association of Scientific Innovation and Research (IASIR), USA.
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time Sivakarthikeyan has said that he would refrain from depicting stalking scenes. During promotions for Velaikkaran, he had even tendered an apology of sorts. “Like I’ve told everyone, I did not realise there was anything wrong with the movie or its brand of humour till it was pointed out to me. Then, I understood why some were upset. Henceforth, I will be more careful in choosing roles.”