Surabhi Lakshmi clarified that “The issue is not that I ate beef, but that the programme was telecast during Onam,” . She clarified that the programme was shot two to three weeks prior to Onam.
A Onam program on Media One TV showed her tasting Malabar parotta with beef curry.
Though it is a practice for people from North Kerala to have non-vegetarian dishes along with the Onam Sadhya, people continued abusing Lakshmi for insulting the festival.
Many of netizens trolled her for eating beef during Onam and told her to change her name.