At the event, Jyothika took the opportunity to address a very crucial issue. She said, “I was recently shooting for my film at Tanjore and the people there suggested that I visit the popular temple there. I have already visited the temple before and it is truly marvellous. The very next day, I had to shoot at a Government Hospital and the things I saw there, I cannot even express in words,” stated Jyothika further adding, “I urge everyone to contribute to the improvement of public hospitals and schools and help in its maintenance just like how we contribute to the maintenance of temples.”
This video of Jyothika became viral and several extremist religious groups targeted her for talking “ill about the temple”. They completely misconstrued her speech and twisted her words and started misquoting her. But very soon as more people got to see the video and understood the content, support for Jyothika’s views grew in leaps and bounds on various social media platforms. Amidst so many voiceless women, Jyothika stood up for those in need and ultimately, she did her fans proud today. The actress donated Rs.25 Lakhs through Suriya’s Agaram Foundation to the Tanjore Government Hospital via Tamil Nadu’s Health Minister Vijaya Bhasker. Apart from contributing to the medical equipment and beds, she has also contributed to the beautification of the pediatric block of the hospital with pleasing painting and renovation of the children’s park at the hospital.
She is a true hero!
On the professional front, Jyothika had a release Ponmagal Vandhal on OTT Platform. The film was the first to release on OTT. After that Keerthy Suresh’s Penguin released on OTT.