Malayalam actress sexual assault: AMMA stand by Dileep, hits out at media as Mohanlal, Mammootty keep mum

The Malayalam actors' guild, AMMA held its annual general body meeting in Kochi on Thursday and slammed the media over the questions related to alleged role of Dileep in abduction and molestation of a popular Malayalam actress. Mohanlal and Mammootty did not comment on the issue.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published:June 29, 2017 8:25 pm
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A high-voltage drama played out at the press meet of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on Thursday in Kochi. The 23rd general body meeting of the actors’ guild was held in the light of the recent developments related to the abduction and alleged sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress.

The key members of AMMA, who attended the press conference, were visibly annoyed by some questions posed by the members of the media regarding Dileep’s alleged role in the case. President Innocent refused to comment on the case saying the “matter is sub-judice.” It was, earlier, expected that the issue would be discussed during the general body meeting. However, Innocent claimed that none of the members raised the topic during the meeting.

While most of the key members at the press meet, engaged in heated arguments with media persons, superstars Mohanlal and Mammootty remained tight-lipped. The office-bearers of AMMA said that they fully support Dileep and the actress in question during their trying times, calling them kids of AMMA. When they were asked if they suspect Dileep’s role in the case, KB Ganesh Kumar and Mukesh snapped back at the media, saying they won’t allow the media to hunt Dileep.

They also claimed that the newly formed Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) enjoys their complete support. However, not a single woman member of the actors’ guild or the WCC was present on the stage during the AMMA press meet.

Before the general body meeting, actor Remya Nambeesan, a member of WCC, had told the media that the issue will be strongly raised during the meeting.

Dileep, who spoke at the press conference, regretted his previous comments on the actress. “All of us part of the family called AAMA. When she confronted tough times, we stand with her. However, certain unexpected happening occurred in last few days. I had already apologised for my remarks,” he said, according to Mathrubhumi. He had apparently blamed the saviour for not being careful enough about the company she was keeping.

On Wednesday, he was grilled by the police in Kochi for nearly 13 hours. Even after the marathon questioning session, the investigating officials have not given a clean chit to the actor.

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    Gayweather Sucks
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Dileep's career is pretty much over.
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      Arun
      Jul 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm
      Actors who married multiple times energetically supported the characterless. The legends maintained a dignified silence. “Birds of a feather flock together"
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        Arun
        Jul 2, 2017 at 6:11 pm
        Actors who married multiple times energetically supported the characterless. The legends maintained a dignified silence. “Birds of a feather flock together"
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          Nalini rjsekhar
          Jun 30, 2017 at 3:03 pm
          I personnaly feel very bad how t media s aftet Dileep n Kavya .We should stop listening/"watching greedy medias
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            Anoop
            Jun 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm
            Seems like our media doesn't have any work or they are going after only easily available news. Else what is the need for such hourly report on this matter as I have heard news in some channels where the reporter was mentioning even which room in the police club the interrogation is going on. Do you think the general public is interested to know all these. There is a law in our country abd matter should be enquired by them only and not by TV channels as it is haunting to listen to such reports as NEWS.
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              amar panthayil
              Jul 11, 2017 at 10:51 am
              true...to the core
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              Xavier Alexander
              Jun 30, 2017 at 11:53 am
              I think most of the media is misandric. Why should they hunt Dileep. Is it because he is a man and disposable? In Kerala, anything can happen, a woman cuts a man's , instead of her being in jail, the victim (since he is a man) is in jail.
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                Gayweather Sucks
                Jul 11, 2017 at 9:29 am
                The evidence shows Dileep's involvement in the kidnapping due to Sunil's phone records, pictures and various other things. But yea man the media has nothing better to than go on a witch hunt without even having proper evidence early on .
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                Xavier Alexander
                Jun 30, 2017 at 11:52 am
                I think most of the media is misandric. Why should they hunt Dileep. Is it because he is a man and disposable? In Kerala, anything can happen, a woman cuts a man's , instead of her being in jail, the victim (since he is a man) is in jail.
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                  have some common sense
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                  slow clap bro got any sense? in case u dont know what happened this uy just caused the abduction and ual assault of a coworker
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