Parvathy Thiruvothu | Photo: Instagram @par_vathy
Thiruvananthapuram: Actress Parvathy Thiruvoth slammed the government for not bringing out the Hema Committee Report. She said that there will be many fallen idols in the film industry if the report comes out. Parvathy said that the government is forming new committees to study the report and that this process is restricting the officials from revealing the report to the public.
Parvathy said that the report will surface when the next election gets announced and suddenly the government will shapeshift into a women-friendly one. She added that many are trying to exploit the absence of an internal grievance cell in the film industry. The actress was speaking at Surya Festival here on Tuesday
‘The government is trying to stall the process of bringing out the report as much as they can. We have been seeing committees after committees. The wait has been going on for three years. They formed a new committee after that. After five years, they will say that a new committee should be set up to look into the findings of the last committee. Let us wait till the elections. The report will come out then. The government will become women-friendly then,’ criticised Parvathy.
‘When I shared the ordeals that I have had to face in my workspace, I was threatened that I would lose opportunities. When I complained about the wrong behaviour of certain people, I was told to let it go and that it was just how they were. I let it go in the beginning just like they asked me to. It was later that I realised that many of my co-workers were facing the same thing,’ Parvathy pointed out.
The Hema Committee that was constituted to study the problems faced by women in the film industry submitted its report to the Chief Minister in December 2019.