Academy award winner Resul Pookutty just took to Twitter and lashed out at the Malayalam film industry for completely disowning actor Dileep because of alleged involvement in the infamous Malayalam actress assault case. In a series of tweets, he said that the industry’s attitude suggests that it was in a hurry to declare Dileep guilty. He went on to assert that a man is innocent until proven guilty.
“I’m quite surprised by my Malayalam Film Fraternity, the moment police arrested #Dileep everybody left him! Amma removed him from primary …membership. As per our judicial system, every accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty! Why was the hurry to declare him guilty?!There is a mob mentality the way everyone looked at #Dileep’s case.I hope Judiciary shows wisdom in looking at his case& look@ the fine print,” he added.
It goes without saying that these are some strong words and could create a buzz in the Malayalam film industry.
In case you were not aware, earlier this year, a noted Malayalam actress was abducted and assaulted while on her way to Kochi. This incident created a buzz in the industry and soon AMMA organised a protest meet to criticise what had happened. Dileep came under the radar when the main accused Pulsar Suni tried reaching out to him from prison.
On July 10, the cops called him for questioning and arrested him, thereafter. Post his arrest, he was sentenced to judicial custody. Following this, Dileep was expelled from AMMA as well as his own body FEOUK. Recently a district court extended his judicial and added to his woes.
Needless to say, this is quite a sensitive matter and it will be worth watching what happens next.