The crisis in the Malayalam film industry deepened on Wednesday with the Indian Film Employees Confederation (IFEC) and Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), throwing their weight behind the Federation of Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA), led by Director Vinayan.
The MACTA Federation, the apex body of 19 trade unions in Malayalam film industry, is facing a split with the Directors Union, formally announcing their decision to come out of the organisation after conciliatory talks failed, on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters here today, S Vijayan, General Secretary, IFEC, said that both IFEC and FEFSI are fully supporting the Vinayan led MACTA Federation.
Pointing out that there was no chance for a parallel organisation, Vijayan said 'we will not cooperate with the films to be made by the Directors, who parted ways with the MACTA Federation'.
Vijayan said no worker will associate with the films to be made by "the breakaway group of Directors."
There is no ban against actor Dileep or any other artists, he said, adding the issue involving director Thulasidas and actor Dileep was under the control of the Federation.
The issue cropped up when actor Dileep, who was to act in a film being directed by Thulasidas, refused to play his role after taking an advance, allegedly because Thulasidas'last film was a flop.
To sort out the issue, the MACTA federation held a meeting here on wedensday last and it was decided not to cooperate with the actor and to boycott him.