After the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) reinstated Dileep’s membership in the union, there has been a lot of backlash from many people including Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) members. Rima Kallingal, Geetu Mohandas and Remya Nambeesan have quit AMMA opposing the decision by the new management of the association to reinstate Dileep’s membership. Many people are even lashing out at Mohanlal, who took charge as the President of AMMA now, for being silent on the whole issue and reinstating Dileep’s membership in the association.
Actor Dileep has now reacted to the whole incident that he has never opposed chances to the actress in question here. “I have never thwarted the opportunities of the actress. If she had such complaints, she should have expressed it in AMMA meeting,” Dileep was quoted as saying by Manoramaonline.
Dileep further said that he was never notified about his expulsion from AMMA when the incident happened and nor was informed now when it was reinstated. “I was not even informed when I was expelled from the association nor did I get any notice of re-induction,” Dileep added further.
Earlier, actress Rima Kallingal, actor-filmmaker Geetu Mohandas and Remya Nambeesan quit AMMA stating the association never responded to the Malayalam actress’ case and never cared about their demands. The assaulted actor in question here also said that her complaint was never addressed by AMMA showing insensitivity towards the issue.
Dileep is accused of playing a role in the conspiracy to abduct the young actress in February 2017 when she was on her way to Kochi from her house. Dileep was arrested on July 10th, 2017 after the investigating officials of the Malayalam actress assault case found irrefutable case against the actor. The police officials questioned Dileep for more than 10 hours of July 8th, 2017 and proceeded with the arrest after finding evidences. Dileep was granted bail by the Kerala high Court after being denied for four times. Pulsar Suni, along with his associates, had stopped the victim’s car on the night of February 17th this year and the Malayalam actress was molested by the men, before being let off at her house in Kochi.