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Swara Bhasker, the chief guest of the second anniversary celebrations of Women In Cinema Collective, tells us about the importance of WCC in the world of cinema and in the society. On the occasion of its second anniversary, the Women in Cinema Collective reveals its course of action for the upcoming years. The women in Malayalam cinema are happy about the Kerala Government's decision in supporting women filmmakers.
Actor-director Sreenivasan has said that he has never come across any instance of casting couch in Malayalam cinema industry. The veteran was responding to a statement of Women's Collective in Cinema WCC the association of female artists and technicians in Malayalam cinema that women were sexually exploited in the industry. Sreenivasan, who has been part of the industry for over 40 years, said that there is no evidence of exploitation of women in return for roles in Malayalam films.
Jump to navigation. Since the industry currently boasts of a handful of studios and one black and white processing laboratory, those attracted by the bait are not exactly budding Satyajit Rays. The result has been an unsavoury output of predominantly "sex-oriented" films, with the occasional film with "intellectual pretensions" thrown in for variety. Pillai, the Rs 50, subsidy is merely a temporary move to lure film-makers back to the state.
Revathy Sampath accused Malayalam actor Siddique of sexual misconduct recently. The actress took to Facebook to make the allegations. However, Siddique has denied the MeToo accusations against him.
Women in the Malayalam film industry or Mollywood, through Women In Cinema Collective WCCcontinue their relentless fight against patriarchy among other issues - be it alleged inequalities or abuse at work space. Amid the raging row over the decision of industry body AMMA to take him back, actor Dileep, facing a sexual assault case, today said he would not be an active worker of any organisation till his innocence was proved. The reported decision of the Malayalam film industry body to take back actor Dileep, an accused in the alleged sexual assault of a young actress, into its fold has come in for severe criticism.
Actress Revathy Sampath has made allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran Malayalam actor Siddique, which has shocked the whole industry. The actress said that the veteran made a verbal sexual offering at the preview of the movie Sukhamayirikate in Trivandrum in The actress said that she was only year-old when Siddique made such a proposal.
Even while Bollywood actors like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have clearly expressed their unwillingness to work with accused perpetrators as the MeToo movement gains ground in the media and entertainment industry rapidly, AMMA refuses to budge. Dileep, who and is currently out on bail after being in prison for 85 days, was suspended from the association initially, but brought back into its fold this June when veteran actor Mohanlal took over as president. More recently, even while Bollywood actors like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have clearly expressed their unwillingness to work with accused perpetrators as the MeToo movement gains ground in the media and entertainment industry rapidly, AMMA refuses to budge. They said the actors decided to walk out of the movies.
The sexual assault on a female actor in Kerala has created fissures in the Malayalam film industry, spawned a new group of women actors and exposed the influence exerted by top stars. Bengaluru: A sexual assault on a female actor in Kerala has created fissures in the film community, spawned a new group of women actors and exposed the influence exerted by top stars. It was in February that the actor was abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving car.
Women in Cinema Collective WCCa group of women professionals in the Malayalam film industry, on Tuesday moved a writ petition in the high court seeking a direction to establish a grievance redressal mechanism against sexual harassment in the film industry as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act It said the failure of AMMA to implement a grievance redressal mechanism for its members against sexual harassment at the workplace leaves its members helpless and without any adequate remedy against sexual harassment directed against them in the professional context. This omission of AMMA is striking at a time when revelations of widespread sexual assault and harassment of women in film industries across the country have come out, said the petition.