Silk Smitha's 'appearance' in 'Mark Antony' generated a lot of buzz on social media after the trailer release. Since the movie's release, film enthusiasts have begun expressing their discontent and disapproval with the way the makers have portrayed the late actor.
According to some, the makers have not given due regard to the actor and had even sexualised her in the movie. One person wrote: I don't understand why no one is discussing this, but the Silk Smitha scene in Mark Antony is profoundly disturbing. It's evident that numerous dialogues were altered from what was shot and still they remain extremely wrong. It's unsettling to imagine how the original dialogues might have been. What's even worse is that people are celebrating the scene in theatres. Dead can't speak for themselves,” one person wrote on Facebook.
Though viewers had initially assumed that Silk Smitha's scene was AI-generated, the makeup artist had clarified that the late actor's role was essayed by her look-alike and model Vishnu Priya.
There are reports that the Censor Board had asked the makers to alter several dialogues in the movie, which had sexual undertone.
Meanwhile, some people were also disappointed that the actor was given less screen space in the movie. 'Mark Antony', directed by Adhik Ravichandran and featuring Vishal and S J Suryah in the lead revolves around two gangsters who acquire a mobile phone, which has the ability to travel back and forth in time.