Parvathy responds to Vidhu Vincent

Parvathy responds to Vidhu Vincent

Reported By 14 Jul 2020

Stand Up director Vidhu Vincent had raised some issues against the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) and some of its members, including actress Parvathy Thiruvothu, while submitting her resignation from the movement. 

Now Parvathy has responded to Vidhu and explained her version in a social media post. Though there are allegations against WCC and individual members of the organization, “I am going to address the one’s raised against me”, clarifies Parvathy. She explains the sequence of events and says why she had said no to Vidhu’s Stand Up.

Parvathy continues: “I saw headlines in which she had mentioned my working with actor Siddique, who is also an accused of #metoo.”

“Though in the interviews, Vidhu had spoken about how women like her and I were forced to often work with detractors. The description title of the interview was misleading to sound accusatory. On December 14th, 2019,  I called Vidhu to talk about this and we had a friendly chat. When I shared my concern she told me that she was misquoted to make the headline clickbaity. She asked me to listen to the contents of the interview and I assured her that I had. However, I asked her if she could request the respective journalist to avoid descriptions that could seem like pitting us against each other which she agreed to follow up on,” says Parvathy.

Parvathy says that “The conversation over the phone ended with a promise to meet soon. The warm and friendly tone of this entire conversation somehow was not reflected in her resignation letter.”