Thilakan was dropped from the TV serial Mattoruval due to his ongoing tussle with AMMA. Now the Television Chamber of Trade Unions has come out and condemned this move. General Secretary of the union, Antony Kandamparambil has claimed that Ganesh Kumar who heads the Association of Television Media Artists was behind this move. He added that the organizations of the industry should work in support of the artists rather than denying work to them. He also said that the union will protest if any of the artists are denied work.