Pranitha Subhash is a popular Indian actress and model who predominantly plies her trade in the South Indian film industry. She has by far featured in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil cinema.
She announced her arrival in the showbiz industry in the 2010 Kannada film “Porki” and later on, she started getting more roles as well. She drew plaudits for her role in the successful Kannada movie “Pyaar Impossible” (2010).
The actress went on to feature in several other successful films such as “Baava” (2010), “Attarintiki Daredi” (2013), “Rabhasa” (2014) and “Brahmotsavam” (2016). She gained recognition for portraying roles quite well.
South Actress Pranitha responds To Trolls For Touching Husband’s Feet
Meanwhile, the actress has recently been on the receiving end of trolls and criticism after a picture of herself touching her husband’s feet went viral on social media.
It all started when she shared a picture of herself performing a Hindu ritual sitting at her husband’s feet. She was seen performing the Bheemana Amavasya ritual wherein married women perform a puja for the long life of their husbands and other male members of the family.
As per the viral picture, Pranitha sits near her husband Nitin Raju’s feet. She placed flowers on his feet and then touched them.
However, this didn’t go well with some users on the internet. One user wrote, “This is the worst form of slavery, privileged women with internalised patriarchy cause maximum damage to women’s progress.”
Another wrote, “The biggest obstacle feminism faces is when women support and internalize age-old patriarchy and they defend it with bs reasons. This is not dharma. Dharma does not teach a person to sit at someone’s feet. Dharma teaches us that we are all creations of God and equal.”
Meanwhile, the actress opened up on criticism on Twitter by coming up with a classy tweet. “Offering puja on the occasion of #BheemanaAmavasya this morning. To you, it may be a show of patriarchy (from what I saw last year, with meme pages etc debating this), but to me , it holds great significance,” she wrote.
The actress further added, “In #SanatanaDharma, most rituals have a story to back why it is significant. And to argue that Hindu rituals are patriarchal is completely baseless as it’s one of the few faiths where female Goddesses are worshipped equally.”