Actor Bhavana, dropped a bombshell, admitting that perhaps there was an unofficial ban on her at the behest of an actor. But the reaction from the Malayalam film industry has been a deafening silence.
The actor, who entered the industry with Nammal in 2002, soon became one of the most sought after names in Tamil and Telugu too.
Later, she suddenly went missing from Mollywood and has rarely appeared in Malayalam screens in last two years. There had been rumors doing rounds that Bhavana was facing an unofficial ban in the industry as a popular actor was anry with her for interfering in his personal life.
Though the actor had not reacted to rumours earlier, in an interview given to Deccan Chronicle she claimed that the buzz was true.
Bhavana revealed that a ‘lady friend’ had approached her seeking help as she was facing issues in her family. According to the Deepavali actress helping her friend had created problems in her life too.
She also said in the interview that she was not worried about her lost chances as all of them were box office flops.
“Yes, I have lost many films that way. But to be frank, those projects had bombed at box office. So, I think in a way, this so-called ‘aftermath’ became a blessing in my career as it helped me to keep away from many bad projects,” she told DC.
Though Bhavana has leveled serious allegations and many on social media have pointed their fingers at Dileep, no prominent voice has reacted to the actor’s interview.
She added that she never felt distance from the Malayalm film industry, in spite of the unwritten ban. “For the past five years, I am doing two movies per year, as I am least interested in increasing the number of films.”
The actress also heavily criticized Malayalam industry for the low remuneration compared to other south Indian film industries.
“Even if the script is good, I can’t say yes to a project until they agree to give the remuneration that I ask for. Many of the makers are ready to give a big amount as remuneration for a hero. An actor, who is acting as hero in his fourth or fifth film may get more than Rs 70 lakh,” she said.