Malayalam Film Director Kamal Accused of Sexual Harassment.

Malayalam filmmaker Kamal has been criminated of sexual harassment by an actor. Kamal has called the allegations baseless, stating that it's all propaganda against him. Check out more details here.

Updated: Apr 26, 2020 18:27 IST

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Malayalam Film Director Kamal Accused of Sexual Harassment.

“This is a baseless allegation,” says Kamal.

Malayalam filmmaker Kamal has been criminated of sexual harassment by an actor. Kamal has called the allegations baseless, stating that it's all propaganda against him. Kamal’s recent movie was Manju Warrier’s Aami and also, he is the chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.

According to the reports, the young Malayalam actor has claimed that Kamal had sought sexual favours from her in return for the lead role in his next film - Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal. She also added that the incident happened during the shoot of Aami that hit theatres in 2018.

A report in The Times of India quoted Kamal as saying, “This is a baseless allegation. It is true that I had received a legal notice, a year ago. When I contacted my advocate, he said since it was a false allegation, I needed to wait for follow-up action from the other party. That did not happen and so I ignored it.”

Kamal said that all this is ‘planned propaganda’ against him and told, “I suspect a former employee of Chalachitra Academy is behind bringing this up now. He had quit his position due to some internal conflicts. Only my advocate and the former employee knew about the legal notice that was received a year ago. However, I do not have enough evidence right now to prove that he is behind it.”

As per Pinkvilla's report, the complainant said, “I was also sexually abused on the side-lines of the shoot of the film Aami, directed by him. He took me to a flat and abused me. Kamal has betrayed my trust in him and he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I was also abused at his official residence,”

According to a Filmibeat report, a legal notice was sent to director Kamal on April 26.

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