Actor Parvathy Thiruvothu resigned from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists over remarks made by the film body's general secretary and actor Edavela Babu about a fellow actor.

Announcing her decision on Facebook, the actor said: "In 2018 when my friends resigned from AMMA, I stayed back thinking at least a few should continue to work within a broken system and help repair it. But after watching AMMA General Secretary speak to Reporter TV's Nikesh Kumar, I have abandoned all hope that anything will ever change within this association. His disgusting remark comparing a woman member who had been badly let down by this organisation and consequently left it with a dead person is beyond correction."

"Babu may believe he just used a metaphor, but it shows his nauseating attitude and I pity him. I am sure that when the media starts discussing this remark, many of his peers will support him. I'm certain about this because of the way they have always dealt with issues pertaining to women."

"I would like to resign from AMMA with immediate effect. Moreover, I strongly demand the resignation of Edavela Babu. I hope other conscientious members will also demand the same, and I will be keenly watching to see who will come forward. I urge every member to see that it's a hazy bubble of 'welfare' that's wrapped around a core of corrupt morals," the actor said.