In the video recently posted by the actress on Twitter, she said "There a lot of women are subject to harassment, but they don't speak about it publicly. I wanted this to go beyond a post on social media."
Needs to be said..!! pic.twitter.com/GjJimBIKd3? varu sarathkumar (@varusarath) February 20, 2017
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has started a campaign called Save Shakti after consulting a few lawyers. The Podaa Podi actress said that she will approach the state government with a series of requests including special courses for women so that they are brave enough to file complaints against sex offenders. She added that Save Shakti is a campaign which will encourage women from across the film industry to go and register complaints. Varalaxmi has also requested that the verdict in such cases should be reached in six months.
Varalaxmi plans to approach the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) to request the formation of a women's union.
On the work front, Varalaxmi will feature in Vikram Vedha, co-directed by Pushkar and Gayathri. The film stars R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles. Her other movies that will release this year are - Nibunan Vandana, Ammayi and Sathya