The Affiliation of Malayalam Film Artists (AMMA) has drawn flak from the Ladies in Cinema Collective (WCC) for permitting actor and director Vijay Babu, who stands accused of rape by a junior lady actor, to attend its common physique assembly on Sunday. WCC secretary and scriptwriter Deedi Damodaran stated AMMA’s motion was unlucky and extremely deplorable. She stated the actress had complained to the police that the actor had raped her a number of occasions whereas providing her roles in his new motion pictures.
Vijay Babu had gone into hiding in Dubai after the police grievance and got here again to Kerala solely after getting anticipatory bail. The actor raised the hackles of the WCC after he attended the overall physique assembly of the affiliation, of which he’s a member.
In a associated growth, Malayalam actress Swetha Menon, who was an AMMA inner complaints committee (ICC) member, and who had resigned from the committee on the problem of Vijay Babu persevering with as a member of the organisation after the police had registered a rape case in opposition to him, was additionally current all through the overall physique assembly.
Clarifying the affiliation’s stand, Edavela Babu, actor and AMMA common secretary, stated Vijay Babu continues to be a member of the organisation as his case is subjudice and the courtroom has not but given a verdict in opposition to the actor.
In the meantime, Shammy Tilakan, who was expelled from the organisation, informed mediapersons that he had not accomplished something improper to benefit the motion taken in opposition to him. He stated he had replied to the costs made in opposition to him in writing to the AMMA president, Malayalam tremendous star, however he didn’t get any reply.
He stated he was expelled from AMMA as a result of the group nonetheless held a grudge in opposition to his father, the late legendary Malayalam actor, Tilakan.
Shammy Tilakan added that he had info that Mammooty, the opposite Malayalam tremendous star, had supported his continuation within the organisation throughout the common physique assembly.