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Last Updated Tuesday November 21 2017 07:33 PM IST

'United' AMMA keeps actress attack plot under wraps, actors rubbish rift in guild

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Film actors' guild AMMA meets amid controversies Prominent actors during a meeting of AMMA (file photo)

Kochi: Putting up a united face and extolling the spirit of an all-encompassing mother organisation, Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) president Innocent refused to divulge the details of the discussion on the actress attack case. Addressing mediapersons after the 23rd general body meeting of AMMA in Kochi on Thursday, a day after the police recorded the statements of actors Dileep and Nadhirshah, he said 'no unnecessary statements' would be made by any member over the issue.

"When the incident took place, the police and the government had barred film personalities from making public statements. The matter is sub-judice. So, we do not want to comment on it," he said.

Actor Dileep said there were no differences among members of AMMA and added that all actors were supportive of one another. Denying any rift in the guild, actor-turned politician K.B. Ganesh Kumar, MLA, said the association had no reservations about the police investigations into the case. "The matter is in the court and we have complete faith in the police. AMMA firmly believes that the investigation is moving in the right direction," he said.

In a heated reaction to media queries, actor Mukesh, MLA, asked mediapersons to stop asking unnecessary questions. The office-bearers unequivocally maintained that the probe into the case was moving in the right direction and that the members of AMMA stood united.

Dileep at AMMA Actor Dileep arrives for AMMA general body meeting Photo: Manorama

Earlier in the day the members of the Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) had raised the issue of the abduction and sexual assault on the prominent young actress at the general body meeting of the guild.

"The issue was raised at the meeting and AMMA leadership has promised support for the actress," actor Rima Kallingal said when the meeting broke for the lunch.

The meeting began on Thursday morning amid controversies triggered by the blackmail allegations raised by actor Dileep against Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the actress attack case and his grilling at the police club in Aluva regarding the case.

Meanwhile, the actress who was attacked in Kochi has decided to stay away from the general body meeting.

Actress Remya Nambeesan, whose stand on the issue holds much significance, could not turn up for the executive meeting on Wednesday. But she attended the general body meeting on Thursday.

“Being the first general body meeting post the formation of a women's collective, 'Women in Cinema', we have decided to raise the issue strongly for discussion and this is of high importance in today's meeting,” Remya had said in the morning about the actress attack issue.

Actors Dileep and Nadhirshah were grilled for 13 hours on Wednesday by the police team investigating the actress attack case. They were called to give statements regarding a complaint of blackmail by Pulsar Suni. A police team headed by ADGP B. Sandhya had recorded their statements.

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