Drastic changes in Malayalis’ attitude happened over years, says Shakeela

Shakeela l Photo: Madhuraj/ Mathrubhumi

Thrissur: Actress Shakeela opined that the attitude of Malayalis have undergone a drastic change over the years. “This is not the Kerala which I had seen twenty years ago,” said the actress. She also lauded the Kerala government for its initiatives which support queer community.

Though usually people behave amiably, some still mistreat in certain places, she responded when enquired about banning the trailer launch of Omar Lulu’s movie, citing the participation of Shakeela.

The actress was attending the concluding ceremony of the 20th anniversary celebrations of ‘Sahayathrika’, an organisation of transgender persons and lesbian women with Kerala origin. “It has been after a long break of 20 years that I danced on stage”, said Shakeela.

Author Rekha Raj, Riyas Salim, queer artist Sakshi, former MLA VT Balram, writer Vijayaraja Mallika, Faisal Faisu and Deepa Vasudevan also attended the ceremony.

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