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Premam Director Alphonse Putharen Apologises To Rohit Shetty After Several Years. This Is Why

Premam director Alphonse Putharen came down quite heavily on Rohit Shetty on the portrayal of Tamils in Chennai Express.
by Anoop Sai Bandi | July 28, 2021 17:55 IST
Premam Director Alphonse Putharen Apologises To Rohit Shetty After Several Years. This Is Why

Director Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express features Shah Rukh Khan Deepika Padukone and Sathyaraj in lead roles. The film, which was released in 2013 went on to become a blockbuster. However, many from the South felt that Tamils were misrepresented in the film. Premam director Alphonse Putharen also made some scathing remarks back then about the expression of Tamils in the Chennai Express. After eight years, Alphonse Putharen has apologized to Rohit Shetty. He wrote, "Long back I had said, I had a problem with Rohit Shetty about his expression of Tamil in Chennai Express. That was my personal opinion. I’m sure he had no intentions to hurt Tamilians. Because I have heard that he used to make films inspired by Shankar Sir’s songs and action scenes. So I’m sorry for that comment of mine sir.”

 
He also appreciated Rohit Shetty's Singham 2 and wrote, "There is a scene where a mother shouts at Singham about taking money from political parties. That scene made me cry. I liked that scene where the hero loses to a mother. In my entire film viewing history, I have never seen a scene like that. And I respect you sir for that thought and execution of the scene and film (sic)."


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