Veteran actress and renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Sudhaa Chandran on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi via an Instagram video requesting for a specific card to senior citizens so that they can avoid getting "grilled" by the airport authorities. The acclaimed 56-year-old actress, who lost her leg in an accident and returned to dancing and acting again using a prosthetic foot, spoke about the experiences she faced earlier today and expressed her displeasure towards the ETD (Explosive Trace Detector) procedures followed at the airports for people with an artificial attachment to their body. 

Appearing in a video on Instagram on the premises of an airport, Sudhaa Chandran stated, "Good evening, this is a very personal note that I want to tell to our dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, this is an appeal to the central government, I am Sudhaa Chandran, an actress and dancer by profession, who has danced with an artificial limb and created history and made my country very proud of me." She further added, "But every time that I go on my professional visits, each time, am stopped at the airport and when I request them at the security, to the CISF officers that please do an ETD for my artificial limb, they still want me to remove my artificial limb and show it to them. Is this humanly possible, Modi ji? Is this what our country is talking about? Is this the respect that a woman gives to 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 citizen." 

Sharing the video, Sudhaa Chandran captioned it: "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." A National Award winner for her performance in the Telugu film Mayuri, which is based on her own life, Sudhaa Chandran has also made appearances on television shows like Kaahin Kissii Roz and Naagin. Below is Sudhaa Chandran's post:


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