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.
Meanwhile, her speech seems to have worked in turning the attention to the plight of the concerned hospital. The district Collector of Tanjore along with several authorities have reportedly gone for supervising the Government hospital and reports suggest that this speech could have influenced the higher authorities to go for a routine supervision.
This clearly is some great news. Given the current Covid-19 scenario, the importance of hygiene could not be more relevant and crucial. Government schools and Hospitals must be well-maintained without a popular personality having to point it out.
On the professional front, Jyothika has the most awaited Ponmagal Vandhal directed by JJ Fredrick due for release.