“In India, racism is directly proportionate to colourism” Malavika Mohanan on Gender Discrimination and Racism!

A steady career graph, refreshing talent, and a lot of exciting scripts to look forward to, she is getting her way into the top ranks. Her charisma and her naturally peppy attitude make her a unique actor and an even better person. In conversation with JFW, Malavika Mohanan talks about life, movies and a bright future.

Malavika’s enthusiasm as a child has certainly followed her into her acting career. A Malayali at heart, Malavika was born and brought up in Mumbai, experiencing the best of both worlds. All set for a powerful journey ahead, she lets on her thoughts about… well, a lot!

A grand entry into Tamil cinema.

Malavika Mohanan entered into the Tamil film industry with the superhit film Petta which starred Superstar Rajinikanth, Simran, Trisha, Nawazzudin Siddique, Sasikumar, and Megha Akash among many others. The film directed by Karthik Subbaraj, had Malavika play a pivotal role in it. “I had received a call from Karthik’s team a year before Petta, for a Dhanush film. However, I was not reached back for the same and instead, after a year I received a call for The Superstar’s film and I was almost certain this wouldn’t pan out either for me (laughs). But what do you know, they asked me to fly down to Chennai and do a photoshoot for them in the Madurai-Saree look. Finally, I was onboard!” says a gleeful Malavika.

Finding strength amidst gender inequality and racism

A recent caricature surfaced, of the team from Master; the men can be seen lounging in quarantine, while the only woman in the room (presumably Malavika) stands over a cooking pot in a corner. Not about to take this lying down, Malavika was quick to let the world know her exact thoughts on this sexist representation. This was not the first time Malavika was discriminated. The actress was also looked down foe her color when she was younger…. To Read the entire draft click in here

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