The article by Supriya Menon about the “gender gap” in Malayalam cinema in huffingtonpost.in has become controversial.
Supriya Menon writes - A Women’s Collective Takes Aim At The Gender Gap.
Supriya, a former BBC correspondent and the wife of actor Prithviraj, has talked to some of the most popular female artistes and technicians from the industry about the new ‘Women’s Collective’.
Actor Rima Kallingal has made a comment in the article about the attitude towards women in the industry.
She said: "Twenty-year-olds getting cast as heroines against 60-year-old men and 50-year-old women being cast as mothers of 60-year-old-men! The ageism is in your face when it comes to women. You would be given 5% of the character detailing, remuneration, visibility, respect and acknowledgement that a male actor would get".
Actor Parvathy has said that on screen sexism is sadly the norm. Parvathy says that she was paid considerably lesser than a male star in her latest release, Take off.