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Radikaa Sarathkumar lashes out at trolls

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JANANI K
Published Apr 29, 2017, 1:49 am IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 3:57 am IST
Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar has been put in a spot by online trolls and meme pages for a testimonial commercial.
Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar
 Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar

Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar has been put in a spot by online trolls and meme pages for a testimonial commercial that was telecast more than a decade ago. A video of the actress campaigning for Coca-Cola has resurfaced now and she has received a lot of backlash for promoting the drink. For the past couple of days, Radikaa has been scrutinised for a decision that she took years ago. When DC contacted her, the actress said, “It was in 2005, I did the commercial and it was received well back then. Aamir Khan did the Hindi version, while I was roped in for the Tamil version. Everyone thinks that they have the right to opinion and new media is the platform for it. I’m sure a few jobless people are behind this. When I think that a few people feel the commercial has been shot recently, I just can’t believe it. It is the height of stupidity!”

Radikaa also put forth the point that actors are easy targets online. “Usually, I don’t react to such trolls and I don’t read them. When this issue was brought to my notice, I wanted to clear the air — hence I tweeted about it. Popular actors are easy targets these days. I understand the sentiments of people, but it doesn’t make any sense to dig out a video that is more than 10 years old,” she opines.

 

Following the jallikattu protests in January this year, there has been a lot of anger towards several beverage companies for drawing water from the Thamirabharani river. In 2004, there were allegations against Coca-Cola that claimed the drink was unsafe for consumption.

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