Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Efforts by the Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) and the Film Producers Association to destabilise the MACTA Federation will not succeed, Kanam Rajendran, CPI leader and president of the federation, said here on Friday.

At a press conference here, Mr. Rajendran said FEFKA had once again proved that it did not stand with the employees by sharing platforms with the producers.

Reacting to a demand made by FEFKA and the producers' association that the registration of MACTA Federation be withdrawn for its alleged involvement in an explosion at the shooting location of the movie Atmakatha at Kuttikanam recently, Mr. Rajendran said no organisations would exist in the State if the authorities started withdrawing their registrations for involvement in various cases.

Denying reports that he had taken the initiative in getting bail for the accused in the blast case, Mr. Rajendran said he had gone to Kuttikanam to take legal measures for getting bail for federation workers involved in an earlier case related to the movie Atmakatha.

He alleged that the federation workers were attacked by the film unit members when they asked for work in the movie.

Mr. Rajendran accused Sibi Malayil, director and president of FEFKA, of having cheated the federation workers.