The Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala now has a new president. After the arrest of Dileep in the infamous actor abduction and sexual assault case, he was removed as the FEUOK President with immediate effect. And now, the news is out that popular producer Anthony Perumbavoor has been appointed as the president.
In the Executive Committee meeting held on Wednesday, it was decided that Anthony Perumbavoor would be taking up the mantle. It may be mentioned here that he was serving as the Vice President of the Committee. Incidentally, Dileep, who owns D Cinemas, a multiplex in Chalakudy, had formed the Committee to settle disputes within the Cine Exhibitorsâ€™ Association. Though Dileep has been removed as its president, he will continue as a primary member, revealed Perumbavoor.
Addressing the media soon after being elected as the President of the Committee, Anthony said, â€śThough Dileep has been removed as the president of FEUOK, he still remains a member of the organisation.â€ť When asked about the release of the Dileep starrer Ramaleela, he said, â€śThere exists no hindrance for the release of Dileep-starrer Ramaleela. However, the producers of the movie are yet to approach FEUOK. If they seek our help, they will be provided necessary assistance.â€ť
It may be mentioned here that the FEUOK was formed earlier this year following the month long strike by the theatre owners. Anthony Perumbavoor, a close associate of Mohanlal, owns one of the most successful production houses â€“ Aashirvad Cinemas â€“ in the Malayalam film industry. He has produced several blockbusters such as Oppam, Ennum Eppozhum, Drishyam, and Ladies and Gentlemen. He is currently producing the Mohanlal starrer Velipadinte Pusthakam, directed by Lal Jose. The film is due for release on September 1st, 2017.
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