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Dhanush's sister puts up FB post calling Suchitra's photo leak an 'act of revenge' 

The actor's sister put up an emotional post on Facebook on the 'character assasination' of her brother. 

Shriram Iyengar

Recent tweets from singer and RJ Suchitra's handle leaking private pictures of Dhanush and other actors in the Tamil film industry caused quite a stir. While the singer's Twitter handle has been taken down, it has led to a slew of allegations against popular actors and directors seeking sexual favours from female actors. 

There is news that the singer's husband, Karthik Kumar, has pleaded the actor Dhanush, and others, to refrain from legal action since his wife 'was acting under mental stress', Dhanush's family seems to have stepped up in his defence. 

The actor's brother, director Selvaraghavan had previously slammed the accusations. Now, the actor's sister, Vimala Geetha, a dentist by profession put up an emotional post on her Facebook account calling these leaks 'character assassination'. 

Writing on her personal page, Geetha said, "For the past few months our family is going through so much pain and agony because of various issues and we all kept quiet. We belong to a very poor family and one man with his hard work and sacrifice gave us food, education and everything we have now.. from a small village in theni to what we r now didn’t come overnight or without sacrifice.. my brothers faced criticism embarrassment insults etc etc to reach this level.. god knows what kind of values we were taught and what kind of life we lead." (sic)

Geetha also added that this is nothing more than 'an act of revenge'. She wrote, "…yes.. Dhanush is a huge star today and he deserves that for the time effort and hard work he did.. but success comes with a price I guess.. act of revenge in all ways possible.. character assassination in every media possible.. is this what an actor who tortures himself so much to entertain his fans and people of tamilnadu deserves.." She also added that 'Twitter has become a media where anyone can talk anything or post anything...' 

Geetha added that the family 'will stay united and fight.' Although the post went viral almost immediately, Geetha's Facebook account had been deactivated. In her post, she wrote, "With great pain and frustration I leave fb and twitter for a while...not in a state to talk to anyone or see anyone...whoever is doing this!!! Stop it...u cannot bring back someone if they go to the extent of killing themselves, particularly women...Pls live and LET LIVE...god bless and goodbye for a while."

Despite the pleas and the sudden defense, there remain questions as to how Suchitra got hold of the pictures, and whether they are real.