Sudhaa Chandran, an actress and a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer, took to Instagram to share a video with Prime Minister Narendra Modi following an incident at the airport. After losing her leg in a car accident in 1981, the actress now wears an artificial limb. Mayuri is a film dedicated to her, and she has achieved various milestones in her professional life.
Chandran claimed that every time she goes for work, airport security asks her to remove her prosthetic limb. Chandran asked the Prime Minister to issue a special card for specially challenged senior individuals like herself, so they wouldn’t be interrogated by airport officials.
“This is an appeal to the central government and the state government,” said Sudha. “I am Sudhaa Chandran, an actor and dancer professionally. I have danced with an artificial limb and created history, making my country proud.”
“But every time I go on my professional visits, each time, I am stopped at the airport, and when I request them at the security, to the CISF officials, that please do an ETD (Explosive Trace Detector) test for my artificial limb, they still want me to remove my artificial limb and show it to them. Is it humanly possible Modi ji?” Sudhaa Chandran continued.
She added, “Is this what our country is talking about? Is this the respect that a woman gives another woman in our society? It is my humble request to you, Modi Ji, that please give senior citizens a card that says they are senior citizens.”
Along with the message in the video, she wrote a caption which read, “Totally hurt… each time going through this grill is very very hurting….hope my message reaches the state and central government authorities….and expecting a prompt action.”