In the midst of controversies related to the attack on an actress and the blackmailing allegations leveled by actor Dileep, Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), convened an executive meeting on Wednesday. Though issues related to the case were not in the agenda for the executive meeting, it was raised by the members of AMMA.
Meanwhile, veteran Malayalam actor and Lok Sabha MP, Innocent, said there is no bar on actors in expressing their views publicly. He also said personal problems among the celebrities will not be discussed in the meeting held by the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA). “If members requests to discuss the actress attack case, it will be taken up,” Innocent said before the meeting. He also said the meeting with members of AMMA will be conducted whether or not Dileep is able to take part in it. Dileep is also a member of the executive committee.
He had earlier said AMMA need not have to take up the present developments in the sensational actress attack case for discussion. “The issue is currently in court. So it is not right for the film body to discuss it,” Innocent, who is also the president of AMMA, told MEDIA.
“The investigation is progressing well. The culprit should be punished, no matter who they are. Will not support them,” the actor said, adding that he was not aware of the existence of criminals in the film fraternity. However, he refused to comment on the film personnel, who took the victim’s name in public. Actor Salim Kumar had recently drawn flak for saying that both the main accused, Pulsar Suni, and the victim should undergo liedetector tests. He later withdrew his comments.