In what could be a shocking and demeaning phase, Kerala actress Kani Kusruti has quit acting for a while owing to demands of sexual favours from the filmmakers. The actress has stated this statement against the Malayalam industry. What comes more shocking is her revelation that the filmmakers even approached her mother to convince her to seek their demands.
Kani, however, is hopeful for a change after the #MeToo movement that shook the Indian cinema, and also after the establishment of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) organisation. Kani has worked n noted films like Cocktail and Shikkar, Pisaasu and Burma. She became a known face for Tamil audience after the short film Maa, directed by KM. Sarjun.