THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Actors’ organisations have the responsibility to help fraternity members in need of help, said actor Karthi, while commenting on the controversies related to AMMA.
“I cannot comment on the issue here. But an organisation can help the members except in personal issues. A police case or an issue that needs government’s intervention are examples. Extra protection should be given if it is a female member,” he said.
Karthi said the actors’ organisation in Tamil Nadu was doing every help possible to its members, including financial help for 450 persons. He was speaking to reporters ahead of the release of ‘Kadaikutty Singam, his upcoming film. Karthi said the film was special for its portrayal of robust family relations and rural life. His role of a farmer was a long-cherished one. WhatsApp has changed the world we live in, Karthi said. “Family bonding was one of the biggest strengths of our culture. But today we are facing a situation in which family members are invited for everyday dinner over WhatsApp,” he said.
Karthi said his film would remind viewers of our good old culture. Director Pandiraj said most of the locations in the film are near the Kerala border and viewers here can experience a ‘homely feel’.
Actor Arthana Ravi, the female lead, said she was expecting the biggest success in her career.
WCC refutes Mohanlal’s claims
Kochi: A day after actor Mohanlal, AMMA president, held a presser to clarify the stance of its members, the Women In Cinema Collective (WCC) has refuted some of his statements. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, WCC said some of the claims made by Mohanlal were wrong. “The members who resigned from AMMA declared their resignation through the FB post and made it public.
They also sent an e-mail to the official email ID of AMMA. Mohanlal said the topic of reinstating Dileep was included in the agenda. However, we came to know it was not,” the post said. “Mohanlal also stated the victim did not give a written complaint the accused denied her chances in some of the movies. She had already made a statement that she brought the issue to the notice of Edavela Babu, who was an office-bearer of AMMA,” it said.
WCC said it was hopeful of the democratic values AMMA will have to maintain. “We are looking to meet AMMA office-bearers. Hope they will soon take a decision and will let us know about a convenient date to hold the meeting,” they said.