After the arrest of actor Dileep in connection with the Malayalam actress kidnap and sexual assault case, the Malayalam film industry has started to speak out their thoughts on it. Actor Prithviraj Sukumuran, while attending the emergency meeting of AMMA, had said that the association needs to take a form stand on the actress case, popular director Vinayan has come out strongly and made some striking comments about Dileep and his image in the Malayalam film industry.
Vinayan says that Dileep is known to be dominating actor in the industry and has always kept things in his control when it came to his films. “From my personal experience, I know that Dileep is a master manipulator and Mammootty and Mohanlal have just been puppets in his hands. He rose to so much power that behind the scenes, it was him who was controlling Malayalam cinema’s progress,” director Vinayan was quoted in a leading daily.
Vinayan also shares his encounter with Dileep when he was warned by the director for not acting in a movie for which he had taken an advance payment from the producer. “I had created the organisation MACTA and we had warned Dileep when he didn’t act in a movie despite taking advance from the producer. He then challenged me publicly and said he would make sure I don’t continue in my position,” said Vinayan.
Vinayan believes that things might change in Malayalam film industry after the arrest of Dileep and everything would be fair. “There’s a negative image about those in movies now but that will change eventually,” added Vinayan.
With so many revelations coming out after his arrest, Dileep is now the focal point of Malayalam cinema.