Malayalam actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran released a statement on Tuesday in which he forgives the person who created a fake account in his name on the audio-only app Clubhouse. It comes a day after he publicly called out his impostor and labeled what he was doing as “criminal.”
However, the man in question seems to have reached the star and make up for his action. While giving his impostor the benefit of the doubt, Prithviraj also motivated him to continue pursuing his passion for mimicry.
“Dear Suraj. It’s good. I understand that it was all meant as a harmless joke. But I hope by now you have realized that something like this can have serious consequences. I believe that at one point more than 2500 people are looking at you were listening and that a good majority of them thought it was me speaking. I received repeated calls and messages from many people inside and outside the industry, and it was imperative that I stop immediately. I’m glad I did you admit it was a mistake mimicry is a beautiful art form and i’m sure you know that many of the greats of malayalam cinema have made their way into the industry from the world of mimicry dream big work hard and quit never learning. I hope you have an illustrious career ahead of you and wish you all the best,” Prithviraj said in his statement.
It is well. pic.twitter.com/FzhLLAfv0x
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) June 8, 2021
“PS: To all my benefactors and others, I do NOT condone online abuse. So please stop it. And again..I’M NOT ON CLUBHOUSE (sic),” he added.
Claiming to be me on social media is one thing. Claiming to be me, mimicking my voice, and using an ID that closely resembles my insta handle is all together criminal. Please stop this. I’M NOT AT CLUBHOUSE! pic.twitter.com/nUlxGyzv9H
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) June 7, 2021
Several fake accounts have surfaced lately under the name of major Malayalam stars on Clubhouse. Earlier, even Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan expressed their dismay as they warned their fans about cheaters at Clubhouse.