Recently, Nithya Menen spoke up about being bullied by a young person and a film reviewer who is well-known for his eccentric film reviews on social media. Although she did not give a name, the person she is referring to is Santosh Varkey. He also caused controversy over the years by saying that he likes Nithya Menen and plans to marry her.
Santhosh responded to her claims, saying as stated by Indiaglitz, "She said that I tortured her by calling from more than 30 numbers. But people can imagine how many sim cards a single person can buy in his name. Not only that but Nithya Menon's mother told me that she is engaged to someone else. But her father told me that she is not engaged to anyone. I was very confused when they said different things. I came to know that they were going to file a sexual harassment case against me. Also, I have been doing my duties without interfering in any matters after my father's death. If I had known this, I wouldn't have fallen in love with her and followed her around."
Nithya further said that she experienced of harassment throughout her mother's cancer treatment. “Those who believe whatever he says are the real fools. He has been harassing me for a long time. He began to speak about me publicly after he became viral. He has been bothering me for more than six years. I have shown incredible patience despite everyone asking me to file a police complaint. He would call my parents on their phones. Finally, even they had to raise their voice after losing their patients. He would always call even when my mother was recovering from cancer. I have seen my father and mother, who are usually gentle and calm, speak angrily to him. I told them to block his number. I had to block almost thirty phone numbers that he owns".
On the work front, Nithya Menen co-starred alongside Vijay Sethupathi in the Malayalam film 19 (1) (a), which was distributed on the OTT platform Hotstar + Disney. She will also portray one of the roles in Dhanush's upcoming movie Thiruchitrambalam.