The controversy stemmed from the moment the actress’s look from the movie did the rounds on social media. Rachiyamma, the protagonist in the original, has dark skin, whereas in the still from the movie, Parvathy sports a much fairer look. Fans expressed their disappointment in this difference from the original on social media, and Parvathy gave her response.
Speaking at a recent Kerala Film Festival, Parvathy explained “When the time is right, we will have a conversation about Uroob’s Rachiyamma and why I played the character and what my take is. As for if I will ever represent a woman, who in real life is dark, it’s a very big question and the answer will be ‘no’. But when it comes to a fictional space and when the thing is about adaptation it is a big tricky space.”
Apart from Uroobinte Rachiyamma, Parvathy has Sidhartha Siva’s Varthamanam, and the delayed anthology film Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum directed by Vasanth. She also plans to step into the world of direction, either this year or in 2021.