#MeToo: It is a fad, turning into fashion, says Malayalam actor Mohanlal

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New Delhi | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 3:09 PM

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has joined the #MeToo movement debate saying it is turning into a fashion and mere a fad. Stating that there is no big problem in the Malayalam industry, he said, “You shouldn’t think of the #MeToo as a movement actually.” “It is a fad and it is turning into something of a […]

#MeToo: It is a fad, turning into fashion, says Malayalam actor Mohanlal#MeToo: It is a fad, turning into fashion, says Malayalam actor Mohanlal

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has joined the #MeToo movement debate saying it is turning into a fashion and mere a fad. Stating that there is no big problem in the Malayalam industry, he said, “You shouldn’t think of the #MeToo as a movement actually.”

“It is a fad and it is turning into something of a fashion. Anything like that will have a lifespan for a bit,” Mohanlal, 58, said at a press conference in Dubai, Gul News reported.

When asked further, he replied that sexual harassment can happen anywhere in life, not just in films.

Also Read: The #MeToo Syndrome: A good change in emerging, new India!

The actor, producer and playback singer also claimed that even men will have #MeToo stories to recount. When asked further, he refused to make any comment saying ‘only when you experience something like that, you can make a comment on it’.

“Just giving a comment on it isn’t the right thing. I don’t know much about it,” he opined.

Also Read: Two more Kannada film personalities face #MeToo charges

Mohanlal has acted in more than 300 films and is currently in UAE to launch his charity fundraiser Onnanu Nammal, slated for December 7

Mohanlal is also the chief of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists. He had come under flak for not taking action against senior actor Dileep, who was named in a Malayalam actress kidnapping case. However, ending months of uncertainty, the actors’ body on October 19 ended Dileep’s membership from AMMA.

The decision was taken amidst the raging #MeToo furore in the cinema industry.

The #MeToo campaign is making news for the last few months after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her during the shooting of a film in 2008. However, Patekar, 67, has denied all the charges.

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