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Vinayan Wins Case Against AMMA, FEFKA


Director Vinayan, the victim of an unofficial ban by AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes) and FEFKA (Film Employees Federation of Kerala), has won a case against these two associations.

In a landmark order on Friday, Competition Commission of India(CCI) issued a fine to AMMA, FEFKA and two other unions. The CCI, in its order, has slammed the unfair business practices adopted by these unions and has asked them to pay a total fine of Rs 11.25 Lakhs.

In his complaint, director Vinayan alleged that these organisations forced Malayalam artistes to not work in his films. According to the order, AMMA, FEFKA, FEFKA director’s union and FEFKA production executive’s union should pay a penalty of Rs 4,00,065, Rs 85,594, Rs 3,86,354 and Rs 56,661 respectively. 

Filmmaker Vinayan said that the CCI order justified the stand taken by him. “They turned against me because I challenged their unhealthy practices. I have been fighting a lone battle for the past eight years. This order will be helpful for the next generation in Mollywood,” Vinayan said.
“The leaders of these organisations should now rethink on imposing such bans,” he added.
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