AMMA re-inducts actor Dileep after new head Mohanlal’s first meeting

entertainment | 29 June 2018 0:23 PM (UTC)
Sanjana Santhosh
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After last year's incident where an actress was attacked in Kochi, Dileep was expelled from AMMA in July 2017. But in a sudden move, AMMA revoked that ban to welcome him back on June 24, triggering widespread protests

After Mohanlal took charge as the new president of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), the first decision announced was to re-induct actor Dileep into the film body.

 

Mohanlal assumed office as AMMA President on June 24. He replaced Innocent, who resigned from his position after a long stint of 17 years.

 

After last year's incident where an actress was attacked in Kochi, Dileep was expelled from AMMA in July 2017. But in a sudden move, AMMA revoked that ban to welcome him back on June 24, triggering widespread protests.

 

Many ministers and actors are angered by Mohanlal’s decision. Actor Dileep was arrested on charges of conspiracy in abduction and physical assault of an actress in February 2017 and later released on bail.

 

In his letter to AMMA General Secretary Edavela Babu, Dileep said he felt sad that due to him the association’s image was tarnished. 

Dileep claimed he was trapped in the case in which he had no role and also added he would prove his innocence soon. He said he won’t be an active worker in any organisation till then.

 

"I don't wish to continue as an active worker of any organisation till my innocence is proved before the film folks and people of the state," Dileep said.

 

The actor also wished all success to the new office- bearers of AMMA. The actor expressed gratitude to AMMA for deciding in his favour at its previous general body meeting. 

The actress, who was allegedly attacked, quit AMMA on June 28. To express solidarity, three other actresses - Geethu Mohandas, Rima Kallingal, and Remya Nambeesan resigned from Women in Cinema Collective (WCC).

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