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Padmapriya speaks up

A normal day on the sets of a Tamil film Mirugam was rocked by a shocking incident where an award winning actress was slapped in front of an entire unit by her director.

The crime? Because the actress didn't get her expressions right!

Outraged by this behaviour, the Tamil Film Producers Council, Nadigar Sangam and Film Federation of South India have banned the Tamil director Samy, from making films for one year as they felt it affected the reputation of the Tamil film industry.

Amid all the hullabaloo, Padmapriya, a former risk consultant with General Electric tells rediff.com about the incident that she will never forget.

You said earlier that though you missed being in front of the computer for 17 hours a day, you loved being a part of the film industry. Has what happened on the sets of Mirugam changed your opinion of the film industry?

In the first five minutes after it happened, yes. After that, no. That is because I never have had any problems with anybody else so far. This is the first time something like this has happened to me, so I shouldn't condemn the entire industry. It is a one-off incident.

Text: Shobha Warrier

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