MACTA and Mammootty have been playing the cat and mouse game for some time. Time and again accusations have hurled at, press conferences and reconciliatory meetings have been held, but to no avail.
Malayalam Cine Technicians Association Federation (MACTA) has come up with yet another series of allegations and has targeted superstar Mammootty. If that was not all, protests and demonstartions are being conducted to tarnish both the actor's and the director Sibi Malayil's image in public. Mammootty has been reportedly shooting for Daddy Cool in Kakkanad, when demonstrations were carried out and even effigies of the actor were burnt.
It has been alleged by director Vinayan, the president of MACTA, that Mammootty has been the mastermind behind depriving many technicians and workers of their jobs, especially those associated with MACTA. He also cited the cases of editor Murali who was thrown out of the movie Kadha Samvidhanam Kunchako and dubbing artiste Sreeja from Banaras.
Sibi Malayil, chairman of FEFKA (Film Employees' Federation of Kerala) has affirmed that MACTA's protests are not an issue of grave concern. However in a land where actors are role models and icons of change, these incidents reveal the stark side of the otherwise glitzy film world.