Actress Parvathy Thiruvothu is known for being vocal about her views, be it on misogyny and patriarchy in the Malayalam industry or on the social and political issues in the country. Therefore, when rumour mills went on overdrive announcing that the Mollywood actress will most likely contest in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, many did not bother refuting the claim.
Reports from various corners claimed that Parvathy would contest the Kerala elections as an LDF candidate, and many had shared it on social media in support and opposition of the alleged plan. However, the actress has denied reports of entering the political fray. Taking to Twitter, she said, “I never said anything about contesting and no party has approached me.”
The buzz going around was that the LDF party was trying to field the actress in the upcoming state assembly polls, as the front would be able to pull young votes through the alliance. The actress’ recent views on the farmers’ protest had made headlines, triggering a heated debate on social media. According to the rumours, her take on this national issue had been a prime motivator for the LDF to want to pull the actress into their ranks.
She had also been in the limelight recently for her criticism of the AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) executive body, while they had gathered in Kochi for the inauguration of the association’s new headquarters in the city. The actress, who had resigned from the association over Edavela Babu’s derogatory remark against actress Bhavana, pointed out that while the male members of the executive body were seated, the women were left standing at the event.
In regards to celebrities entering the electoral fray, reports are claiming that actors Jagadeesh, Mukesh, and Ganesh Kumar will be returning to the face public judgement, after their attempts during the 2016 elections. While Mukesh and Ganesh are incumbent MLAs for the LDF, Jagadeesh contested on a UDF ticket and lost against Ganesh in Pathanapuram.
Meanwhile, the National Award-winning actress — who debuted with Out of Syllabus and went on to do movies such as City of God, Bangalore Days, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie, Take Off, Koode, Uyare, and Virus — in a recent interview said that she is busy with the pre-production works of her directorial debut.