Days after the president of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Mohanlal said the film body had accepted the resignation of the tainted actor Dileep, the actor clarified that he was never asked to step down from AMMA, but he did so on his own accord. The actor even released a copy of his resignation letter addressed to AMMA.
Dileep is at present out on bail with reference to a case involving him in the abduction and molestation of a Malayalam actress. Earlier on October 19, at a press meet, Mohanlal asserted that Dileep was asked to resign, a proposal he “readily” accepted.
However, in his resignation, Dileep claimed that he had submitted his resignation letter with a view to end the ongoing clash between AMMA and persons seeking the body’s dissolution. In his letter, Dileep wrote, “If a resignation is accepted, it is only a resignation and not my expulsion.”
He also stated in the letter that several members within a committee of AMMA were using the case to their advantage and were against him. Dileep then maintained that he has given up his membership from AMMA after having a long conversation with Mohanlal.
AMMA, WCC on the same page after long battle?
Ever since Dileep’s name figured in the actresses kidnap and molestation case, Malayalam cinema’s all powerful AMMA and WCC (Women’s Collective in Cinema) have been involved in a long drawn battle on the issue. The tussle has split Malayalam cinema into two halves. With Dileep’s resignation from AMMA, it now appears that Mohanlal and AMMA have bent to accommodate most of the demands made by WCC.