Malayalam filmmaker Lal Jose on Me Too movement: I think twice before hiring women now

Renowned Malayalam filmmaker Lal Jose recently during the promotions of his new film Thattumpurath Achuthan expressed his fear of hiring women after me too movement.
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Me Too movement had taken the social media by storm with many celebrities accused of sexual harassment. Many women from different paths of the industry shared their horrifying experiences.  Renowned Malayalam filmmaker Lal Jose expressed his views on Me Too Movement. The filmmaker spoke that how he is quite afraid of hiring women anymore. While promoting his new film Thattumpurath Achuthan recently, Lal Jose also shared about an incident that happened 20 years ag0.

He shared that how a popular photographer was accused of sexual misconduct by his former colleague which eventually turned out to be a false accusation. “When I am on sets, sometimes I am angry and sometimes friendly. I talk to men and women in the same way. But not necessarily everyone will take my behaviour in a good sense. This movement has created fear but the concern here is if the fear is for good or for bad,” Lal said during a YouTube talk show.

On a related note, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal during a press con had termed the movement as a mere “fad”. The actor had received a lot of flak from the celebrities as well as on the social media. During one of the interviews after his shocking comment, Mohanlal was later asked about his controversial statement to which he giggled and replied that men “should also come out with ‘Me Too’.

Here’s Mohanlal’s comment on Me Too Movement that had taken social media by storm. He had said, “Everyone knows everything that has happened. There is not much problem right now in the Malayalam film industry. Just don’t say things and create problems. You cannot believe that #MeToo is a movement. It is a fad, it is changing into a fashion. Anything new, it will be alive for a few days. It can happen everywhere, not only in films, everywhere.”


Fine we women will not bother with you either.. it’s time we have powerful women in the film industry - be your own producer and make your own movies..

These Malayali men and their ilk will drag us back to the Dark Ages! Sir - if you treat people (women AND men) with respect you have nothing to fear. If you think the term "respect" has other interpretations then you have a problem. Just treat people with the same respect you expect from others towards you.

Unbelievable! He behaves horribly with men and women both but now afraid to behave the same way with women because of the movement? What makes you think its okay treating men like shit?

I don't think false claims end up successful.there's a whole process of evaluation,on-lookers and other people's opinion is taken's not like punishment is given without substantial most cases,once the accusation is made,a dozen other women speak up too about the concerned individual.PLEASE don't undermine the movement or surpress women's rights to speak up with such vague and illogical statements.

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