Responding to the controversies over her decision to play the role of writer Madhavikutty in the movie directed by Kamal, actress Manju Warrier has come up with an explanation on her Facebook page.

A section had raised protest on social media against Manju donning the lead role in the movie, Aami, based on the writer’s life.

“I’m not making a political statement by accepting to play the role. Don’t dub it as my attempt to join a side in the political discussions surrounding Kamal. He is an artist, whom I respect a lot. Now I’m excited over the opportunity to associate with him in a project after 20 long years. Just like any other actor, the chance to play the role of Madhavikutty is tempting for me. Please treat me as just a character and Aami a movie,” she said.