Actor Parvathy put in her resignation to the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) upset with a remark by the association’s secretary Edavela Babu about another female actor. Her resignation comes following a public remark made by Babu, where he compared a film industry colleague Bhavana to a dead person. Slamming his remark made in an earlier interview, calling it “utterly disgusting and mortifying”, Parvathy announced her resignation via a social media statement.
In her letter posted on her social media pages, Parvathy said, “In 2018, when my friends resigned from AMMA, I stayed back thinking at least a few should continue to work within a broken system and help repair it. But after watching AMMA General Secretary speak to Reporter TV’s Nikesh Kumar, I have abandoned all hope that anything will ever change within this association. His utterly disgusting and mortifying remark comparing a woman member who had been badly let down by this organisation and consequently left it, to a dead person is beyond correction.”
Her statement posted in both Malayalam and English on her Facebook page said: