What India got on August 15, 1947 was political freedom, sadly economic freedom and the freedom to do as you please are still a dream. While economic freedom is stifled by the goverment, which is hell bent on sustaining poverty, personal freedom is limited by various organizations, which for lack of better word can be called only mafia.
Vyapari Vyavasayi Association which is a perfect example of such mafias. There are many others such as that of movie producers, movie technicians, etc. etc. The idea is to prevent new entrants in the field. Consider for example, the group called GTEC in technopark. GTEC is a group for the IT companies in Kerala. Their main aim is to restrict employee freedom by having an understanding that no one will hire another companyâ€™s employee! It is against constitution of India, but hey who cares?[The magic controversy – why we malayalees never learn!]
We have always maintained that organizations like AMMA which invent arbitrary rules for Malayalam cinema are unhelpful. Right now they are making a movie, Twenty 20, starring almost everyone in the Malayalam cinema. Meera Jasmine was supposed to star in this movie, but now has expressed her inability due to other commitments.
AMMA has reacted, as expected, by putting a ban on her. She is not to be cast in any Malayalam movie till AMMA lifts this ban. For getting this ban lifted, she would have to please the AMMA bosses and get humiliated.
Few years back Nayantara walked out Joshi’s set and much noise was made over it. But when Nayantara landed in Kochi recently, all the AMMA bosses were doing everything they could to make her happy thus proving that if you make more money than the AMMA members, they will do anything for you.
We have one advice for Meera. Don’t apologize. This is a great opportunity for you to get out of the hands of this mafia. Also realize that the superstars need you in their movies more than you need them.