Arrested for criminal conspiracy related to the attack on an actress in February, actor Dileep finds little support from within the cinema fraternity. Actors and actresses have come out to condemn the criminal act from one of their colleagues.
Jayaram said he never expected such an act from Dileep, while Navya Nair termed her former screen pair’s actions as heinous.
In a note shared on social media, Navya said she was stunned by the inhuman act from a person she had worked with. She even said that she was suffering like everyone else in the cinema fraternity.
“I may not be the only one to think so. Everyone in the cinema family have been pained by this. That may be the reason for them to desist from making any public comments.
“Because we were all so close to both of them. We took care not to target anyone based on rumors while the investigation was going on.
“I realize that silence is no longer relevant after the secrets about the conspiracies were revealed. Nobody should have even thought of such an odious and heinous act against a colleague for whatsoever reason. The Malayalam cinema fraternity does not have to bear this guilt anymore. This was the creation of an evil mind.
“This is a victory for truth, courage and most importantly, womanhood. Respect for my dear colleague who fought back without being bogged down despite the sufferings. Had you stepped back at least once, this truth would not have been brought out. You have a world to win. Go ahead, without fear.”
Jayaram said he was particularly pained because he was close to Dileep. He said he had known Dileep for the past 33 years and he never expected something like this.
He said in Kochi that his association with Dileep started in front of Kalabhavan when they were mimicry artistes.
On a leadership change in the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), Jayaram said it was for the executive of the body to take a decision.