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Dileep issue splits artists’ unity

Kochi: The actor assault case of 2017 has polarised Mollywood with one section siding with Dileep and the other one with the survivor.

There is a war of words between the two blocs during debates in TV channels with each group fighting to the hilt to subdue the other.

The rivalry between the artists became more pronounced after director Balachandra Kumar made revelations against Dileep who was once his friend.

Accusing Dileep of having a role in the assault case, Kumar claimed he was a witness to many incriminating things that took place in Dileep’s house in late 2017 after the actor was released on bail.

It is a common phenomena to find anti Dileep group mainly consisting of Kumar, director Baiju Kottarakkara fighting against filmmaker Saji Nanthiyattu, Mahesh and social activist Rahul Eashwar on issues related to the case.

There are many male actors who have blurted out against Dileep’s alleged atrocities in the industry. Leading actor Prithviraj has made his stand public about Dileep.

Many of the leading female actors left the
Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) as it refused to come is in support of the survivor of the assault case 
They formed the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) to extend their support to the survivor.

AMMA has always been in controversy from the very beginning after its formation in 1994.
AMMA troubled late actors Sukumaran and Thilakan who were rendered jobless due to its harsh treatment of them.

This goes to show that AMMA is more concerned about a few and not worried about 
doing justice with those who are at the receiving end.
Hit director Vinayan was also sidelined by the
Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) as some unforeseen issue compelled him to float a parallel outfit Malayalam Cine Technicians’ Association (MACTA).

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