Mar 25, 2017
The Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA), the apex body of film professionals, on Saturday decided to appeal against the fine imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on them for an 'undeclared ban' on director Vinayan.
On Friday, the CCI penalised Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) and FEFKA and its two subsidiaries for imposing a 'ban' on director Vinayan.
FEFKA top leader and director B.Unnikrishnan told the media that they are going to appeal against the CCI verdict.
'The verdict has been very unfortunate as this is not an issue between individuals. We will appeal against this to the appropriate appellate authority as what we dealt with was issues concerning labour, and hence it has to be addressed by the labour department,' said Unnikrishnan, who is currently filming his latest film starring superstar Mohanlal.
Vinayan had approached the CCI against these film bodies who unleashed a campaign against him by asking the various stakeholders in the Malayalam film industry not to associate with him.
Vinayan told the media on Saturday that with the CCI imposing a penalty on the bodies, he has been proven right.
'I lost eight years on account of this 'undeclared ban'. With this CCI verdict, it has been proved that I am right and those against me are wrong,' he said.