Amala Paul’s ‘husbands’ comments spark controversy

Comments made by Amala Paul at the audio launch of her upcoming film Aadai have sparked a fresh controversy. While she initially said those who were present during the shoot of a nude scene involving her as brothers, she later reportedly referred them as husbands.

She said, “Before Aadai, I listened to a lot of female-centric films but I felt the elements in those scripts were fake. Then came Rathnakumar’s Aadai, I was blown away with the synopsis and even asked whether the script is inspired by any English film”.

She said further: “”When I met Rathna, he had a thick beard and looked completely different from the script written by him. Probably, that’s why people say don’t judge the book by its cover.

He is the ballsiest director and the script was very genuine. Rathna wanted Aadai to be his first film but later chose Meyadhaa Maan as his debut. Even Ram Kumar wanted Raatchasan to be his first film but made Mundasuppati for commercial reasons.”

The Mynaa and Deiva Thirumagal actress added: “Rathna wanted me to perform just like how I would react in real life, so I was relieved from the usual way of performance where directors want me to be cute”.

“I was telling my manager that I wanted to quit the industry because the synopsis I was receiving from filmmakers all felt like a lie. Yes, they were heroine-centric… but the concepts were simple.

Like a rape victim, her struggling against the odds and gaining revenge, or a wife who supports her husband endlessly, or a sacrificial mother. I had no interest to be a part of these lies,” she said.