The Malayalam film artistes have decided to take a noble path. On
Sunday, the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes Association has
decided to organize stage shows for fund raising. The amount earned
will be provided to aged artists as a monthly assistance.
Actors Jayaram, Nedumudi Venu as well as superstars like
Mohanlal, Mammootty and thespian actor Madhu were present at the
annual general body meeting of AMMA, where the decision was
Comedian Jagdish informed that they need fund to provide monthly
assistance to 60 artistes. Moreover, four more veterans have been
added this time. Jagdish, who is also the treasurer of AMMA added,
“Stage show is the only way to raise the funds. We are planning to
conduct the shows in next February but the venue is not finalized
yet. The number of show may be more than one."
AMMA is in need of Rs 20 lakh to provide the monthly assistance
to their veteran members. Jagdish further added, “The organization
has also decided to dismiss the veteran actor Thilakan from AMMA as
he breached the discipline. But, we have kept the doors open for
him on the condition of begging apology. We are not against
The meeting also discussed the issues like keeping a sense of
discipline on sets while shooting. Jagdish said, “Everyone welcomed
the demand of the producers, who wanted the artists to follow the
schedule and avoid cell phones on the sets during shooting."