Jayaram's house and office were attacked by a group of 25 activists of Naam Thamizhar Movement. Meanwhile Jayaram and his family members were out of town. The activists damaged Jayram car and windows in the house. Police have arrested eight Naam Thamizhar activists associated with the attack.
Jayram commented about his domestic help that "I have a buffalo like Tamil lady in my house working as a housemaid. The real intention my wife selected her is to avoid my peeping in the kitchen area. It is a trick by all wives."
According to latest reports, Malayalam-Tamil actor Jayaram apologized for having to make this comment, describing his domestic help as a buffalo-like Tamil woman. He said in a statement: "It was a joke and not aimed at hurting the sentiments of anyone."