After Dileep raised serious accusations against his ex-wife Manju Warrier and director VA Shrikumar Menon, several reports suggested that Shrikumar was no longer interested in casting the actress in his upcoming film Odiyan, starring Mohanlal in the lead.

Dileep had reportedly raised suspicions to the police about Shrikumar and a conspiracy to trap him in the actress attack case. Shrikumar was also investigated by the police in connection to the case in which Dileep has been named as an accused. 

However, in an interview, Shrikumar had stated that his relationship with Manju is strictly professional. Shrikumar also confirmed that Manju was very much part of his much-awaited film, Odiyan, which also features superstar Mohanlal.

Meanwhile, shooting of Odiyan has begun in Varanasi and Mohanlal is expected to join the team by the end of the month. 

The movie, which is scripted by National Award-winner Harikrishnan, is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas.