I appreciate the WCC members’ courage and applaud their decision to resign from AMMA: Prithviraj
For the last few days, Malayalam film industry has once again found itself in a mess. The actors association, AMMA’s, decision to reinstate actor Dileep has further widened the rift within the industry. Dileep’s suspension following his alleged involvement in the actress-abuse case was revoked by AMMA during the recently held executive committee meeting. The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) members had come out strongly against the AMMA’s decision.
On Wednesday, the survivor along with actors Remya Nambeesan, Rima Kallingal and Geethu Mohandas resigned from AMMA making their stand clear. Actors Parvathy, Revathy and Padmapriya have also written to AMMA requesting for an emergency executive meeting while also questioning their stand on the survivor.
Meanwhile, the rift within the industry has become a talking point in social medias. Many, who stand by the WCC, have questioned the silence of actors like Prithviraj, Manju Warrier and others who were initially vocal about their support to the survivor. Prithviraj in a recent interview has made it clear that he is not someone who minces his words and hinted that he will be making a statement very soon.
Prithviraj praised the boldness shown by the four actors to resign from AMMA. In his interview to the The Week, he is quoted saying, “I completely understand why Remya, Geethu, Bhavana and Rima resigned from AMMA. I appreciate their courage and applaud the decision. I am with them. There may be people who criticise them but I believe that right or wrong depends on one’s perception.”
When asked about his silence so far, the actor said, “I am not someone who will keep silent if I have to say something. I will certainly make my position clear soon at the right time and space.”