Actress Nithya Menen recently opened up about being harassed by a film reviewer for six years. Speaking in a media interaction lately, she said the person frequently called her and her parents from “more than 30 mobile numbers”.
While promoting her Malayalam film '19(1)(a)’, Nithya spoke about her alleged stalker Santosh Varkey wanting to marry her. She reportedly said he has been saying a lot of things about her and for six years, he would constantly call her and her parents. Nithya added that she even asked her parents to block all the numbers.
Santosh has now responded to her allegations and said he was “confused” by what the actor’s mother and father had told him about her being engaged. He said, “She said that I tortured her by calling from more than 30 numbers. But people can imagine how many sim cards a single person can buy in his name. Not only that, but Nithya Menen’s mother told me that she is engaged to someone else. But her father told me that she is not engaged to anyone. I was very confused when they said different things.”
He added that the actor and her family were planning to file a case against him. “I came to know that they were going to file a sexual harassment case against me. Also, I have been doing my duties without interfering in any matters after my father's death. If I had known this, I wouldn't have fallen in love with her and followed her around,” Santosh said.
On the work front, Nithya’s latest film ’19 (1) (a)’ also features Vijay Sethupathi and Indrajith Sukumaran. It was recently released on Hotstar + Disney. She will be seen next in ‘Thiruchitrambalam’ with Dhanush.