Actress Nivetha Pethuraj, known for her movies such as Oru Naal Koothu, issued a strong statement against those who spread pictures of a model, whose looks were similar to the actor’s.
Due to this confusion, several media houses and netizens shared the pictures claiming it to be Nivetha Pethuraj. On Monday, Nivetha, in an angry statement, clarified that the images are of another aspiring actress.
It is reported that Varshini Pakal is the model in the pictures.
Here’s the full statement of Nivetha Pethuraj
“For the past few days, some sections of the media were constantly using the images of some aspiring artiste and had been using my name, thus creating an impression that it was me who is seen in that picture. This was brought to my notice by many calls from well-wishers and friends.
This deliberate attempt to malign my image has hurt me very badly. I am in touch with my legal team to handle this issue. Considering the huge respect I have for the media, I had been maintaining a dignified silence. But it looks that there is no respite from this irresponsible act.
May I request them to verify and carry the news and images of the concerned artiste. After all, we are also human beings and we have a family too. We too live in a society which has bearings in our day to day life. I hope this will put things in a straight line. Any further repeated acts according to my legal counsel will invite legal proceedings.”