After an year of being out of the actor’s association “AMMA” (Association Of Malayalam Movie Actors) in Kerala, Dileep has been reinducted. Dileep, who is facing charges of hiring a man to assault and sexually abuse an actress, was ousted from the association a year back. The members who had vehemently fought for the ouster did not attend the general body meeting. Neither did the members of WCC (Womens Cinema Collective). WCC is an association formed by the female artistes of the malayalam film industry as they felt they were not getting their due in AMMA and their voices were not being heard.
At the time of ouster, Dileep held the portfolio of the treasurer of the association. Dileep was arrested soon after and was in jail as the investigation progressed.
The general body meeting of the association just concluded. There were significant changes in the association. Actors Innocent and Mammootty stepped down as the President and general secretary of the association. Actor Mohanlal was inducted as the president and actor Idavela Babu is the new general secretary.
Actor Urmila Unni asked about the state of Dileep’s membership. The newly inducted general secretary, Idavela Babu answered saying that the ouster of Dileep was not in accordance to the rules and methods prescribed in the laws of the association. And as such the ouster does not stand. He says that Dileep will be re-inducted as his ouster itself was not legal.
This explanation was accepted by the members present. The executive will now contact Dileep and will act if he accepts the decision.
All the members of AMMA who had voted to remove Dileep from the association made their absence felt. The members who had fought for the actress were mostly from the newer generation and friends, compatriots and contemporaries of the female actor who was abused. The WCC also was magnanimous with their absence. The chances of dissent within AMMA is rife and is expected to explode any day.