Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (Calcutta Tube) Malayalam thespian Thilakan, who is angry with the two film organisations and a superstar for denying him an opportunity to act in the new film ‘Christian Brothers’, alleges that the film industry is under the control of a few.
‘The Malayalam industry is now controlled by a mafia which consists of a superstar and a few from the two film bodies (FEFKA and AMMA). Many for fear of being sidelined are silent. I am not going to be silent, I will fight against this gross injustice. You wait and see,’ said Thilakan who is in the industry for five decades.
Speaking to IANS, the veteran actor said that both FEFKA (Film Employees Federation of Kerala) and AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes) and a particular superstar are against him. He did not name the superstar.
‘They are trying to take vengeance against me because I acted in a film directed by Vinayan, who was against all these groups. But I am not going to take this lightly. I will take the fight into the enemy camp,’ said 74-year-old Thilakan, who was honoured with a Padma Shri last year.
Talking about director Joshy’s film ‘Christian Brothers’, he told TV channels: ‘Producer Subair came and paid me the advance and took 25 days from me in November last year. But later he called me and said ‘they’ are opposed to my acting in the film, because the superstar has said that it is a prestige issue for him,’ said Thilakan.
The Malayalam film industry currently has two reigning superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal.