Recently, actor Aju Varghese had posted a picture of actress Sunny Leone sitting alongside Mamoothy on various social media platforms.
The photo looks like a still from an item number for the film Madura Raja.
Varghese had shared the picture with the caption, “Akka with Ikka” (sister with brother).
However, Malayalam actor had to take down the picture after it went viral, which led to social media users disseminating jokes, memes and anti-women slurs also, according to news reports.
Although the photo was removed from Facebook, it is still available on Instagram and Twitter.
The film Madura Raja is the sequel of Pokkiri Raja and is directed by Vysakh.
Along with Varghese, the film also casts Siddique, Anusree, Vijayaraghavan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Bijukuttan, Anna Rajan, Nedumudi Venu, Salim Kumar, Bala, Bijukuttan and Manikuttan.
In addition, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone will mark her debut in South Indian cinema with film “Veeramadevi”.
She also has another Malayalam film in her kitty titled ‘Rangeela’.