#MeToo: AMMA supports Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar’s stand against the offenders
The official spokesperson of Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), actor Jagadeesh has lauded Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar‘s decision to not work with people who have been accused of sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo allegations.
According to a report in The News Minute, Jagadeesh said, “Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan have all support from the Malayalam film industry.”
His statement came after actor and AMMA secretary Siddique slammed the B-town actors for their stand against the alleged sexual offenders. In fact, he went on to say that the Malayalam film industry won’t take any such step against actor Dileep, who has been accused of sexual assault and abduction.
Further clarifying their stand on the whole issue, Jagadeesh added, “Siddique called for a press meet without the permission of the Executive Committee of AMMA, where he said the stand taken by Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan was wrong. We sincerely regret his statement. We have a responsibility to clarify this misunderstanding to Bollywood.”
Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao distanced themselves from the film ‘Mogul’ after stories of sexual misconduct against its director Subhash Kapoor surfaced. Following suit, Akshay Kumar too intervened in ‘Housefull 4′ and asked Sajid Khan to step out of the film after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
The #MeToo movement is here to stay and hopefully, it will bring about the much-needed change in the film industry.