On Monday, actress Parvathy announced her resignation from Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) following its' general secretary Edavela Babu's recent 'derogatory remarks' against the actress assaulted in a moving car. Soon after her announcement, Edavela Babu responsed that his remarks were misunderstood.
In an interview Edavela Babu was asked if the assaulted actress would be part of the Twenty 20 sequel film. To which he replied that the actress was not in AMMA and that his organisation cannot “bring back the dead”. Explaining his remarks in a recent interview Edavela Babu said that he was referring to the character played by the actress in the movie 'Twenty 20' which died.
“I can’t do anything if they are finding a new meaning to what I said. I was asked if (the survivor) would be part of the sequel of Twenty 20. I said how can someone who died be part of the film? I didn’t clarify that the character she played in the movie died. But that’s what I meant by what I said. The questions were sharp and my answers were concise. Also, I had said that (the survivor) is not a member of AMMA. So, our priority would be to select around 40 characters from 400+ members of AMMA. Only after that, we will look at other actors." said Babu in an interview.
Responding to Parvathy's demand of Babu resignation from the general secretary position, he said that he would resign if the majority AMMA members ask him to and not just Parvathy.
Saying Babu's remarks as 'disgusting and mortifying', Parvathy announced her resignation on Facebook. Demanding Babu's resignation as AMMA general secretary.
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