Actor Pratap Pothen has made his stand clear on the controversy over actress Parvathy’s statement on Mammootty-starrer Kasaba.
In a social media post in which the actor says he is with the viewers, Pothen compares street circus with cinema. There is much difference between the two, he says.
“Those in the cinema field, including me, survive with the money spent by ordinary people to buy tickets,” he says.
Explaining his stand, Pothen says people can give any amount they wish to street circus artists. People can also choose not to pay any money. However, irrespective of whether he or she likes a movie or not, a viewer has to pay a fixed amount for the ticket.
Everyone involved in cinema benefits from this portion of the hard-earned money set apart by the public to buy cinema tickets, says Pothen. “When many people in the film industry – including me – forget this fact, issues crop up,” he says.
“If there are no viewers, there will be no films. If you try to lord over the audience, they will take some drastic decisions. An actor’s job is to make viewers happy. People like me have come up because of the love and affection showered on us by the audience.
Those who don’t realize this fact will be reminded of it by the viewers, who may sometimes resort to drastic measures,” the post concludes.