Actor Mohanlal, president of Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), said that the decision about actor Dileepâ€™s membership in the film organisation would be taken at the next general body meeting. He conveyed this during the executive committee meeting of the association held in Kochi on Saturday evening.
Mohanlal has also reportedly said that the body cannot say when the next general body meeting would be held, bringing the decision to oust Dileep, the prime accused in masterminding the abduction and sexual harassment of a female colleague, to a standstill.
The meeting on Saturday comes after the association received a letter from actors Revathy, Padmapriya and Parvathy, giving it an ultimatum to take a decision on Dileep.
The letter, which was written by Revathy on behalf of the other two actors, stated that AMMA must come up with a final decision regarding their stand on Dileep before October 9. The main objective stated in the letter is that till the court comes out with a verdict regarding the actor, AMMA should suspend Dileep from the body.
This is the third letter that the three women actors have sent AMMA. They have previously sent two letters regarding the issue on September 13 and 17 respectively. According to Asianet news, the film body has not responded to the first two letters.
In a meeting held on August 7 between the executive committee of AMMA and the three actors, the film body had asked for some more time to decide on Dileep. The executive committee wanted 21 days to seek legal counsel on whether they could take a decision to terminate Dileepâ€™s membership, or if the general body had to conduct a vote.
Due to the devastating floods that hit the state in August, they could not conduct another meeting.
However, although Mohanlal told media persons on Saturday that the body has received legal advice, he refused to elaborate on it.