As earlier we reported, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal hit the headlines once again over the decision to revoke Dileep’s suspension. Over more than 100 members from the film industry had filed a petition against Mohanlal to the Kerala government for not allowing him to be a part as the Chief Guest to the annual state film awards to be held in Thiruvananthapuram in August. Now, according to latest reports about the state film awards, Mohanlal has accepted the invite. The award ceremony will take place on August 8 in Thiruvananthapuram.
State Culture and Cinema Minister AK Balan, on behalf of the Kerala government, invited Mohanlal to the awards event. And reportedly, the actor has accepted the invitation to attend the event.
HT quoted director Biju saying that how the protest was not particularly about the actor. He said, “The statement which we had released regarding the State Awards distribution did not mention any names. Our stand is that other than the CM and the awardees, any other chief guest is inappropriate. It also reduces their achievement. We have not mentioned any actor in the statement. Our stand is the same whoever be the chief guest.”
Well, Mohanlal has been facing the ire of WCC for revoking the suspension of accused actor Dileep. 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.
Meanwhile, a couple of weeks ago during a press meet, Mohanlal defended the decision to take back Dileep by resorting to citing the rulebook. He said, “We had decided suddenly that Dileep had to be ousted as FEFKA and Producers’ Council had taken action against him. Later, this (taking him back) had to be presented at the General Body meeting. When it was presented, no one opposed. No woman, no opposing group said anything against taking Dileep back.”