Vijayalakshmi, who is seen in films like Friends and Boss Engira Baskaran, attempted suicide on Sunday alleging social media harassment from the followers of Naam Thamizhar party leader Seeman and Panangattu Padai’s Hari Nadar.
Sharing the video on her social media account, she said, “This is my last video and I have been in tremendous stress in the last four months because of Seeman and his party men. I tried my level best to survive all these days because of my mother and sister, but I have been humiliated in the media by Harinadar recently. I have already taken a couple of my BP tablets, so in some time I will suffer from low blood pressure and in a few hours I will be dead. I would like to tell the fans who are watching the video just because I was born in Karnataka Seeman has tortured me a lot. As a woman I have put up with it to my highest capabilities, I won’t be able to handle the pressure anymore. I am from the Pillai community, the same community LTTE leader Prabhakaran is part of. Prabhakaran is the only reason Seeman is who he is today, but now he has been harassing me on social media continuously. You slut-shamed me to make me feel the pain and it is up to me to decide on what to do after facing such insults from you. I request my fans to not let Seeman away from this case, he should never get anticipatory bail. My death should be a big eye-opener for everyone. I don’t want to be a slave to anybody.”
After this video, her sister Usha rushed to Vijayalakshmi with the help of actress Gayathri and admitted her to a private hospital in Adyar. According to reporters, Usha said, “She was in a relationship with Seeman for two years. Seeman said he will marry Vijayalaksmi, but after he launched his political party, everything changed. Seeman and his party men had been harassing her for the past couple of years. We have no enmity with Hari Nadar. He was provoked by Seeman to defame us. A couple of days ago, he posted a video where he said he will cut the tongue of my sister if she continues to talk against Seeman. Ten years back, we lodged a complaint against Seeman. We were forced to withdraw that complaint following death threats. Seeman’s influence prevented Vijayalakshmi from receiving any film opportunities. We moved to Bangalore and even there we were tortured by Seeman. We again came back to Chennai on March 8, 2020, and we lodged a complaint against Seeman. No action has been taken on that to date. We don’t want anything. We just want to live in peace