Actresses Parvathy and Padmapriya has alleged that the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) did not allow actresses including Parvathy to file nominations in the film body’s elections.
The actresses lashed out at AMMA in an interview to an online media.
“The elections in AMMA are not transparent. Parvathy was interested in filing nomination in the election. However, she was not allowed to contest the election against the panel led by Mohanlal citing that she will be abroad at the time of filing nomination. Instead, the nominees of others were brought to the top level of the organization,” the actresses alleged.
AMMA did not consider many issues seriously. Parvathy had raised the demand for arranging rest rooms for actresses at locations. However, the organization took the stand that this can be decided after holding a vote.
The Executive Committee should discuss the issues. AMMA’s bylaws say that the office-bearers can be selected through voice vote or elections in the general body according to the number of candidates. However, this did not happen in the elections held for 2018- 2021 period. We do not know on what basis the new office-bearers were selected,” the actresses said.