The Tollywood actress and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan’s ex-wife Renu Desai took the journalist to task for talking about the personal lives of the celebrities without respecting their privacy. Recently, she made her comeback with Ravi Teja’s ‘Tiger Nageswara Rao’ movie.
She said it’s not respectful journalism to hurt the ‘sensitive’ artists with gossip and personal attacks. The actor said it is unfortunate that the “real” world still has men like this person who believes that women are nothing and have no existence beyond their fathers and husbands and sons.
In her Instagram post, Renu Desai slammed the ‘patriarchy and misogyny’ shown by the unnamed journalist in commenting about her personal life. She said journalists have been discussing the movies, film critics giving their honest opinions about the films and the actors are okay with that as they consider it as their freedom of expression. However, they should not blur the line between an actor’s movie and his/her personal life.
“Yes, we have some personal life issues and problems like every other human in this world. We have love and heart breaks too. We also make mistakes in our lives. But for some people just to make a profit on our pain is not ethically or morally right or justified. Having a break up or divorce is not a crime,” she wrote in her post.
Renu said the advent of social media has made every netizen air their views about the actor’s personal life with impunity. They don’t think twice whether their words will hurt the celebrity while dissecting and gossiping about his/her personal life.
“All creative people are sensitive souls in their truest essence,” Renu said while adding, “They just want to act, sing, dance, paint and express their emotions via a form of art.”
Throwing an imaginary situation at the arm-chair opinionated journalists, Renu said “what would the 95% of the population do” if all the creative people in this world go on a strike and stop writing, painting, making films, writing books, writing poetry, making music or singing.
Concluding her post, Renu clarified that her message had nothing to do with her ex-husband. She wanted to highlight the patriarchy and misogyny which still exists in “our so-called modern society” and to generate a discussion for a better future for our daughters and granddaughters, who will have their own unique identities and a better life.