The social media makes everyone feel important. Perhaps a bit too all-important. Actor and dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi too feels the same when she logs onto her Facebook account. For some reason, Facebook makes the social butterfly think that she is supposed to have an opinion about everything underneath the sun.
And sure enough, she felt the need to ‘publish’ an opinion when a few women in cinema formed a collective for the ‘second sex’ in the wake of the actress attack case. So she posted on her Facebook page that the inception of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) was without her knowledge and that many like her were sidelined by a few members of the new association.
Following that, some other artists too expressed the same sentiment. A few actors, including Lakshmi Priya and Swetha Menon, said there was no need of such a collective.
Addressing the dissent, actor Sajitha Madathil, a member of WCC, recently told Manorama Online that no one was deliberately excluded from the organization. “No organization is formed after intimating everyone. Many of my colleagues in the film industry have expressed their willingness to join the collective, but they will have to wait until the organization is registered,” she said.
Responding to it, Bhagyalakshmi posted thus on her FB page: “Did you know? Sajitha Madathil Goddess has announced that I would soon be blessed with a membership in WCC. How lucky am I! This is just because of the compassion and the power of Goddess Sajitha Madathil.”