Director and Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamaluddin, alias Kamal, has been accused of rape by a young actress. In her complaint, the actress has stated that Kamaluddin had raped her promising the lead role in his next project, Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal. According to the actress, the sexual predator had also raped her again during the shoot of Ami, the film on writer Kamala Das, a victim of Love Jihad. It is alleged that Kamaluddin had tried to whitewash the Love Jihad allegation. However, the film flopped.
According to a report in Janam TV, two other actresses have also faced sexual harassment by Kamaluddin. The channel had released the legal notice issued to the director. The actress has called the director a double-faced pervert in the notice and has alleged him of deception.
The controversial director was slammed for disrespecting the national anthem during the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). He once called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “a naradhaman” (demon), which kicked up a huge row. “He has a jihadi mindset and a darling of jihadis. Now his true image as a sexual pervert is revealing before the public. An investigation should be conducted to find out the source of his funding for the film Ami, which was made to justify Love Jihad,” said a leader of a Hindu group.
Kamal made his directorial debut with the 1986 film Mizhineerppoovukal. His other movies include Ulladakkam, Nammal, Meghamalhar, Perumazhakkalam, Karutha Pakshikal and Celluloid.