Two days after actor and AMMA chief Mohanlal held a press meet in Kochi over the row in the film industry over re-inducting actor Dileep, the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) has come down heavily on the actor. WCC took to their official Facebook page to refute the claims made by him at the press meet and called them as baseless. Here, we take a look:
What Mohanlal said: No formal steps were taken to expel Dileep from the association (over his alleged role in the 2017 attack of an actress). A member can only be dismissed after discussing the matter in general body. When the topic came for discussion, nobody voiced any disagreement, and members even applauded when asked about Dileep. AMMA is with the survivor actress but hopes Dileep proves his innocence.
WCC: Where does the association actually stands, for whom does it stand for? Why an association like this is not trying to see the (assault) survivor's version.
What Mohanlal said: AMMA has not received an official complaint from the (survivor) actress. Hence, the association can't take any action against the actor (Dileep).
WCC: Four actress, including the survivor actress, had made public about their resignation (from AMMA). All four had send mails to AMMA.
What Mohanlal said: The top agenda of the association meeting last month was Dileep. The meeting would have discussed Dileep after lunch break. Urmila Unni just raised it before we took it up, it would anyway have been taken up. It was a matter that was very much part of the agenda.
WCC: We never knew that Dileep issue was an agenda for the meeting.
Concluding their post, WCC pointed that they stand strong in their statements and also mentioned that they hope its executive meeting with AMMA will be held soon and the likely date will be revealed to them as soon as possible.