Mamta Mohandas‘s shocking statements about victims of sexual assault and Women in Cinema Collective have caused a furore on the social media. According to her, the women are responsible for the alarming rise in the rape/sexual abuse in the country, Mamta Mohandas accused the women for ‘entertaining’ men to the assault/abuse them s*xually. In her recent interview, Mamta Mohandas said, “I don’t know if I should be saying this, but if a girl gets into trouble, I feel somewhere she is responsible for it. “
Mamta Mohandas added that she isn’t a part of The Women in Cinema Collective which is basically an association comprising of Malayalam film Industry’s women artists and technicians who are fearlessly being the voice to call out sexism and fighting for the rights of each other. She further said, “I don’t think that there is a need for Women in Cinema Collective.” Mamta Mohandas said, “Though i am against for it. I just don’t have an opinion.
Her statement is giving shock to many actresses. Actress Rima Kallingal, one of the members of WCC slammed Mamta Mohandas for her comments on her FB page. She said, “Dear Mamtha Mohandas and my sisters and brothers and LGBTQ community out there who have been through harassment and assaults and molestations and rapes in life, you are not responsible when you get troubled, cat-called, assaulted, molested, abused, harassed, violated, attacked, kidnapped or raped.The molester, assaulter, aggressor, violater, kidnapper or the rapist is responsible. A society that normalises these wrongs is responsible. A world that protects the wrong-doer is responsible. Aly Raisman (She called out her doctor who sexually molested 141 women athletes including her, putting an end to years of torture.) says, ‘The ripple of our actions, or inactions, can be enormous, spanning generations.’Please don’t feel guilty for another person’s act. Continue to speak out and stand up for each other. Let’s break that wall of silence and ignorance. Love and strength to all. (sic)”
Mamta Mohandas got engaged to Prajith Padmanabhan, on 11th November 2011. They got married on 28 December 2011 in Kozhikode but in December 2012, the couple applied for divorce.
Mamta Mohandas’s Telugu movies are- Yamadonga, Krishnarjuna, Victory, King, Chintakayala Ravi, etc.
Currently Mamta Mohandas is busy in her upcoming Malayalam movies Neeli, Johny Johny Yes Appa, Lucifer, which are in different production stages.