His latest Malayalam film 'Varane Aavashyamundu' is the first film produced under his newly-established production company Wayfarer films. The film stars yesteryear actress Shobana, Suresh Gopi, and Kalyani Priyadarshan. After a successful run in the theatres, the film released on Netflix recently.
Much to his dismay, a reporter named 'Chetna Kapoor' noticed her images used in the film without her consent. Even worst, she was body-shamed in the poster displayed in the said scene.
Chetna took to Twitter to share her dissatisfaction. Here's what she said:
Dear @dulQuer @DQsWayfarerFilm— Chetna Kapoor (@chetnak92) April 20, 2020
Thank you for the feature in your film but I’d like you to excuse me from body-shaming on a public forum. The concerned image was used without my consent & knowledge in your film. I’d like to claim ownership of the same. #VaraneAvashyamund pic.twitter.com/UnDYoDOc3B
Dulqar responded almost immediately to the tweet and sought the reporter's apologies for the mistake. Check out his reply:
We take full responsibility for the error on our behalf. Will look into it with concerned departments of the film to understand how the images were sourced. I apologise from my end and from the film as well as @DQsWayfarerFilm for any difficulties caused. It wasnt intentional.— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) April 20, 2020
While it was an unintended mistake, this incident proves that filmmakers need to exercise caution when choosing their props for the scenes.
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