Top Indian actresses quit industry body, push for equality

Four leave Kerala group after it reinstates alleged mastermind of actress' sexual assault

Actor Dileep was ousted from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists after he was accused of masterminding the abduction and sexual assault of an actress in February last year.
Actor Dileep was ousted from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists after he was accused of masterminding the abduction and sexual assault of an actress in February last year.PHOTO: IANS

Women enjoy quite high status in the Indian province of Kerala so it is perhaps not surprising that a "revolt" that could make the country's film industry a more gender equal space should have erupted there.

At least four leading actresses have resigned from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (Amma) in protest against its decision to reinstate actor Dileep.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 14, 2018, with the headline 'Top Indian actresses quit industry body, push for equality'. Print Edition | Subscribe