Actor Parvathy quits Malayalam Movie Association, Condemns Secretary’s Remarks

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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:

“Mr. Babu may believe he just used a metaphor, but it shows his nauseating attitude and I pity him. I am sure that when the media starts discussing this remark, many of his peers will support him. I’m certain about this because of the way they have always dealt with issues pertaining to women.
I would like to resign from A.M.M.A with immediate effect. Moreover, I strongly demand the resignation of Mr.Edavela Babu. I hope other conscientious members will also demand for the same, and I will be keenly watching to see who will come forward. I urge every member to see that it’s a hazy bubble of “welfare” that’s wrapped around a core of corrupt morals.”