Thirty-five years, Still she’s worked in the Film industry, Revathy says as she gets the receiver. ‘ I have acted in hundred and something films, around 45 of them in Malayalam’, she said. Revathy presented herself not long after her associates at the Woman in Cinema Collective, Parvathy and Padmapriya presented themselves. The presentation amazed those accumulated at the Ernakulam Press Club.
You know why we are doing this, Revathy inquires. Since that is the means by which the leader of AMMA talked about them as of late, similar to three ‘nadimar’ – Actresses. Not by names. Rather than considering them to be people, they were clubbed together as ‘Actresses’
Mohanlal’s announcement came after the gathering the three ladies had with the official council of AMMA, to talk about among different concerns, the subject of performer Dileep‘s membership in the film body. There is no clearness, it appears. The actor is neither in nor out of the affiliation.
How can that be, asks Parvathy, looking equally emotional. They are all in black, nine members of the Women in Cinema Collective, talking about the utter disappointment they had after the meeting with the EC members of AMMA and the letters of communication that followed.
This wasn’t a ‘Me Too’, they had to repeat since the question seemed to be in the air, unasked. But much before the world erupted with me too, the WCC had formed, Padmapriya reminds you.
As journalists persisted with questions on why the ladies artistes were not outing names off sexual offenders, Revathi mediated. She reminded that those accounts would turn out. Be that as it may, this is tied in with purifying a space where another young generation of ladies performers would come.
“Where little girls of my companions and perhaps my girl also would one day come. We need it to be alright for them. We need to cleanse the space,” Revathy talked softly.
Revathy reminds the media about the undue impact that AMMA members appreciate among the general population was colossal. “All 17 members of the EC are celebrities, everything they do becomes news and that should make them more responsible.”
Revathy then discussed an occurrence from a couple of years prior when a young lady thumped at her entryway at 1 in the night and stated, spare her. “That shouldn’t transpire. What actions are we taking to the overcomer of a horrible sexual savagery that happened one and a half years prior? We can’t name her, we can’t utilize her photograph. We are making an imperceptible divider before her. We are making her imperceptible.”
It’s not a happy family, Parvathy says. AMMA is not. And they, the WCC members, are not going to sit quietly anymore. They had been quiet too long, trusting their colleagues who gave them word after word and never kept them. Now they were going to expose them. And the “happy family”.