'I won't be part of any organisation until my innocence is proven,' says Dileep following WCC's protest
Amid the controversial row between AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) and WCC (Women in Cinema Collective) over the decision to take him back to the organisation, actor Dileep on Friday said he would not be an active worker of any organisation till his innocence was proved.
Dileep's stand in a letter came hours after Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) demanded an emergency executive meeting of AMMA to discuss the issue and several state ministers attacked him and the film body.
According to reports, in his letter to AMMA general secretary Edavela Babu, Dileep said he was saddened by the humiliation the association was being subjected to in his name. He claimed he was trapped in the case in which he had no role. "I do not 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 while expressing gratitude to AMMA for taking a decision in his favour at its previous general body meeting.
In a letter today, prominent actors, Revathy, Parvathy, and Padmapriya, demanded that AMMA convene a meeting immediately to examine the desirability of Dileep's reinstatement.
"We are writing this letter to express our concern as women members of AMMA on the recent decision to bring back the expelled member (Dileep) in the general body meeting held on June 24," they said. "Considering the gravity of the circumstances and the matter being sub-judice, it is shocking that such an important matter was decided without listing it on the agenda or being discussed among all members prior to the meeting," they said in the letter posted on the WCC Facebook page.
The actor was arrested on charges of conspiracy in the case related to the abduction and sexual assault of a south Indian actress in February, 2017 and later released on bail.