Thiruvananthapuram: Actress Parvathy Thiruvothu has lashed out against actor and Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) member Edavelu Babu for comparing the female actress in the abduction case to a 'dead person'.
Parvathy, who is a member of AMMA, has decided to quit it and also demanded the resignation of Babu from the organisation.
"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's interview to a TV channel, I have abandoned all hope that anything will ever change within this association," she said in a statement.
"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.
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," added Parvathy.