I'm against abuse of women: Actor Vijay

Journalists seek action on trolling of colleague

Journalists seek action on trolling of colleague

Women journalists of the Network of Women in Media - Chennai chapter, along with other male journalists, accompanied Dhanya Rajendran, editor, The News Minute, who was the victim of vicious trolling since Friday night, during her visit to meet Mr. Viswanathan.

Dhanya Rajendran was left in shock after she received 63,500 tweets in just three days. The senior journalist had reportedly criticised one of Vijay's movies and said that she had to walk out of the cinema hall, given the disappointment she had pertaining to the same.

A statement issued by Vijay on Wednesday evening, asked his fans and supporters to not post anything on social media that can be taken as an insult to women. All she did was, after watching Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal she tweeted that this film is worse that Vijay's Sura that released a few years ago where she could sit till interval.

Meanwhile, actor Vijay, now shooting for his film "Mersal", said everybody had a right to criticise films.

Rajendran expressed her personal opinion about a Hindi film on Twitter, comparing it to actor Vijay's film. She registered a complaint after which the cops are in plans to nab four people who threatened her through fake accounts.

"I respect women greatly".

Meanwhile, unable to hold his dissent, the actor himself issued a statement requesting his fans to behave online. It is my view that no woman should be spoken of in a demeaning way for any reason or anytime. We all have to praise womanhood. Vijay requested his fans not to hurt woman.

Most of those harassing Dhanya, and the others who supported the journalist, were hiding behind anonymous handles and proudly proclaimed that they will continue to harass her for criticising a Vijay film.