Actress-filmmaker Suhasini Mani Ratnam has clarified that she hasn’t made any comment on the Cauvery row between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

“Someone is using my photograph on Whatsapp and Twitter to make his personal statements on a social issue,” Suhasini said in a statement.

“I condemn him for abusing my rights and privacy, and I request everybody to ignore and clarify that I have neither spoken to the press nor posted on any social media platform on any issue in the last five days.

“Artistes being soft targets cannot be used by public and media to propagate some individual’s plan to gather attention,” she said.

Karnataka shut down on Friday protesting the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.

In this context, a screen shot of a text in Kannada language has been doing the rounds with Suhasini’s photographs on Whatsapp and it says that “Suhasini has always supported Karnataka in Cauvery issue”.