Actor Jayaram’s house was attacked by a Tamil chauvinist group today for his derogatory comments on Tamil women folk in a Malayalam TV channel.
Jayaram resides at Valsarawakkam, Chennai and when the angry mob attacked, his mother, wife, children and servants were inside the house. Though, none were hurt during the incident.
The actor’s car and window panes of his house were shredded by the group and they also set fire to the house, though the exact damage is not known.
The police have arrested 8 persons in this connection and they are on the look out for others.
Actor Jayaram’s comment that his servant maid is a ‘fat, dark Tamilian… similar to a bufffalo’ has hurt the Tamilians. The actor, who plays a role in a Malayalam film, where he falls for his house maid, was questioned in a recent interview if it had happened in his real life. Jayaram replied that in real life, his house maid looked like a buffalo.
This seems to have irked the Tamilians, particularly those belonging to the film industry. Director Thangar Bachan had planned a demonstration in front of Jayaram’s house until he issues an apology.
Meanwhile, Jayaram had said that he regrets speaking those words. He added that was dialogue that he used in the film. The actor, who said that he is a Tamilian in the first place, also apologized with folded hands for hurting the sentiments of Tamil women.