Kochi: The Kochi City Commissioner, K Sethuraman, announced investigation after film actor Tini Tom revealed that use of drugs is widespread in the Malayalam film industry.
The Commissioner said that an urgent meeting was held yesterday to discuss the drug use in film locations. It was decided that moving forward every cinema locations will have the presence of shadow police. He told the media that action will be taken against those who violate the law.
He added that action will be taken on the revelations given by those who work in the cinema industry. He said that the Excise is already investigating the matter and that statements will be taken if any one comes forward with a complaint.
The Commissioner also said that the police have data of all those in the cinema industry who are using drugs. There is also information about those who were involved with drug case in the past. However, this information cannot be made public at present.
The police officer told the media that there is no information of drug peddling on cinema locations; however, there are people who are using it. At present no complaint has been filed regarding this.
The other day, Malayalam film actor, Tini Tom, had publically said that drug usage is widespread in the industry. He even told that he did not allow his teenage son to appear for a movie role fearing he might be influenced by drugs.
Many criticisms are being raised against the usage of drugs in the film industry. Senior actors, directors and more have come out against this.
On the background of rising drug menace on cinema locations, the Excise department is gearing up to collect information from Malayalam film actors’ organization ‘AMMA’.