Actor Dileep was granted bail by the High Court on Tuesday after he spent his 85 days in jail in Aluva. Dileep was arrested by the police on July 10th, 2017 in connection with the Malayalam actress assault case after the officials found ‘irrefutable’ evidence against the actor in hatching the conspiration of abduction and assault of the said actress. The actor stepped out of the jail late in the day and fans and supporters of Dileep were waiting outside the jail for him in huge numbers. Dileep headed straight to his ancestral home in Aluva where he lives with wife Kavya Madhavan and daughter Meenakshi.
After Dileep was arrested, AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Actors) had expelled his primary membership from the association and was announced by actor Mammootty. However, now the Vice President of AMMA, K B Ganesh Kumar, has a different opinion about Dileep’s membership in AMMA.
“Dileep can act in films whether or not he is in AMMA. It is true that Mammootty had said that Dileep’s primary membership from AMMA was being cancelled. But it is not possible as per the AMMA rules. He can only be suspended from the association and that too after a detailed inquiry by a disciplinary committee set up by the association. So what Mammootty said was baseless and I think he was trying to please Prithviraj by saying so. Now, Dileep should decide if he wants to be part of AMMA or not. If I am in his place, I will not join AMMA or any association even if they tell me ‘ponnukondu pulissery vechutharam’. Dileep can remain strong and go ahead with films in full swing. I am extremely happy that Dileep is granted bail. I am proud today for standing by him during his adversity facing all the attacks from media. People also stood by him,” K B Ganesh Kumar was quoted in a report in TOI.
Lately, Dileep has been receiving support from a lot of his fans and supporters which includes few politicians and veteran actors.