Actress Aparna Balamurali had an unpleasant experience when she went to a college in Kerala to promote her upcoming movie titled 'Thankam'. It was during a college event that a student got on the stage and misbehaved with her. The video has now gone viral on social media, and Twitter is calling out the student for his improper behaviour towards the Indian actress.
In the video, one can see a student getting up on the stage without taking permission from the organisers. He then presents flowers to the actress.
However, this was not the end of it as he requests the actress to pose alongside him and he even puts his hands around the actress' shoulder.
Aparna immediately got uncomfortable and moved away.
Check out the video here:
However, the student did get on the stage later to apologise to the actress for his inappropriate behaviour.
He tried to shake hands with Aparna, but she refused it. He also extended his hand to actor Vineeth Srinivasa, who is the protagonist of 'Thankam'.
Twitter did not take kindly to this entire episode. Check out some of the reactions here:
This guy is It's disturbing to see "boys will be boys" kind of replies to this tweet. Women actors at public events are vulnerable. Why on earth did the security allow the creep near #AparnaBalamurali? As a woman, just watching this is so upsetting. @Aparnabala2 #InSolidarity https://t.co/C9osKNbYxM— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) January 20, 2023
Unbelievable and disgusting! https://t.co/Ls4y06QrVx— Manjima Mohan (@mohan_manjima) January 19, 2023
I am glad you showed that that guy came back to apologize. It was risky but when I rewatched this one, seemed like good fun with boys being boys. https://t.co/Wzb6JFJfuN Also reminds me of how celebrity personality also makes a difference e.g. Rihanna v/s Avril …— DuniyaLove (@rightwingleftis) January 20, 2023
Why do I see some people smirking. There s nothing funny about this. Someone should have stopped that guy @Aparnabala2 handled the situation so gracefully. This is really creepy— VISHNU (@VishnuTweets2U) January 19, 2023
Worstuuu behavior— Zara Qureshi (@RaihanaHaneen) January 19, 2023
they r inviting a celebrity, but they didn't teach how to treat them?? This is how they ll behave??— saran (@saran90225669) January 20, 2023
It is law college but they don't know about Harrasment— Arumugam N (@arumugam047) January 20, 2023
Aparna primarily works in Malayalam films, and she has also acted in some Tamil films.
She is known for her roles in 'Maheshinte Prathikaaram', 'Sunday Holiday' and 'Soorarai Pottru'
For her role in 'Soorarai Pottru', she ended up winning the National Film Award for Best Actress.
She was last seen in 2021's Tamil movie 'Theethum Nandrum'.