Chulpan Khamatova in the series “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes”
The scandal around the series “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes”, based on the novel of the same name by Guzel Yakhina, continues to gain momentum. After the series aired on the Russia 1 TV channel, it was harshly criticized, accused of defiling and distorting history and Russophobia, and the leading role, 44-year-old actress Chulpan Khamatova, began to receive threats at all.
Yesterday she held a live broadcast on Instagram and spoke on this topic. However, the haters did not manage to get angry with the actress. She noted that she was ready to continue to listen to insults if each of those who wrote them to her donated money to the “Give Life” charity foundation, of which she is one of the founders.
I am ready to meet by videoconference with everyone who criticizes me, who offends me. Let them spit in my face, but only on condition that after that they transfer money to my fund and help people,
– said Chulpan.
According to Khamatova, such a large stream of criticism that fell on the series may be associated with stress due to the coronavirus pandemic, which many people are now in. However, according to her, thanks to the haters, she at the same time received a lot of support, for which she thanked them:
Dear boorish people, thank you very much! You have no idea what kind of support I received,
Chulpan also criticized the Tatar society, in particular, the mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin. The reason for this was a bed scene with the participation of the actress, which, as some viewers suggested, was filmed in one of the mosques. However, he denied this information, saying that the shooting took place in the pavilion.
Recall that the series tells about a Tatar girl named Zuleikha, who is sent to hard labor in Siberia. There she gives birth to a child and she falls in love with the murderer of her husband, a Russian Red Army soldier. The series takes place in 1930-1946.
Most of them were criticized by communists and Stalinists. The fact is that the series covered in detail the scenes of repression and the topic of collectivization, which, according to critics, were shown improbably. The creators of the project were accused of propaganda against the USSR, and the writer Zakhar Prilepin even called the series Russophobic.
The authors of this film are now getting what they deserve. A huge number of people in Russia are tired of the banal straightforward anti-Sovietism, which is quite rightly perceived as Russophobia,
– he declared.