As we all know AMMA’s decision of reinstating actor Dileep has hit the controversy. Dileep’s former wife Manju Warrier, Parvathy, Remya Nambisan and Rima Kallingal of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) raised their voice against the decision of AMMA. At the press meet held recently at the Ernakulam press club, Mohanlal said that after rape controversy surrounding Dileep broke out last year, the members of the association took an oral decision to expel him under pressure and that they never conducted any official process to expel him. Well, finally, WCC reacts to every allegations and statement made by Mohanlal at the recent AMMA press meet.
In a detailed statement, the WCC questioned Mohanlal’s statements that he and AMMA were supporting the survivor and also praying for the actor Dileep. “By taking in a man who is accused of a crime, AMMA has made clear with whom they stand in this issue. There are certain values, responsibilities and morality than an organisation should keep in mind. To make it appear that this decision (to take Dileep back) was taken based on technicalities is a cause of concern. The fact that people in AMMA took back an accused without thinking that the survivor is also a part of the organization, is painful,” WCC said.
WCC contested Mohanlal’s version and further said, “Even as you say that the survivor did not submit any letter, we feel that we should let you know what she wanted to say. When she informed Edavela Babu saying that she is being robbed of all the roles that are coming her way, he immediately called up the accused actor and asked for his version. He then called her and said that these were just her assumptions. Later after she was assaulted, she requested Edavela Babu to stand by her side and support her. Apart from saying that he would stand by her, he did not mention a written complaint from the survivor.”
The Malayalam superstar had also spoken about receiving only two resignation letters from only two actresses to quit AMMA and the association is yet to decide on it. reacting to same, WCC said, “All those WCC members who resigned along with her (the survivor) had announced it publicly. This message was conveyed to AMMA on their official e-mail.”