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Leading actress Meera Jasmine's career has gone totally downhill in her home state, Kerala, as she is now completely out of Malayalam films due to an unofficial ban on her by AMMA (The Association of Malayalam Movie artistes), reports said.

The unfavourable doom of her Malayalam film career began when she refused to allot dates to AMMA's fund-raising project Twenty:20, in which top 67 Malayalam artists are extending their support to raise sufficient funds to help poor artistes' welfare. When Dileep, producer of Twenty:20 approached Meera for dates, she immediately refused the offer, saying that she was busy in three other films already. What irked AMMA most was that after saying she has no dates, Meera had given bulk dates for Kamal's Minnaminnikoottam!

All leading Mollywood artistes insisted that AMMA take severe action against the actress because of her 'attitude problem' and non-cooperation with the association. Consequently, AMMA sent a show-cause notice and later declared an indefinite ban, preventing Meera from acting in any Malayalam films.

In the midst of this fracas, Meera Jasmine was cool enough to comment that she didn't care about the show-cause notice or the ban. Now, the pretty National Award winning actress is trying to balance her career in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, where she has a mix of both commercial and art films.

M.S. Sathyu, the noted offbeat director of Kannada cinema, has now taken her for his new film titled Ijjodu, produced by Reliance Adlabs. The film has started rolling near Hassan district with Meera Jasmine playing the role of a devadasi. The film is shot in sync sound and Meera will now have to speak in her own voice. "It is a tough job as I have to mug up all the lengthy dialogues and need to have the correct diction and pronunciation," she says.

In Telugu, after the super hit Yamagola, Srikanth and Meera Jasmine are getting back together in a new film titled A Aa Ee Ee. Meera Jasmine's last Tamil release was Nepali opposite Bharath, which was a super hit and critically acclaimed as well.

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