Last year, the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) had expelled Dileep for his involvement in a Malayalam actress’s abduction and rape. However, the new office bearers of AMMA have decided to reinstate the actor as due procedures were not followed when the actor was expelled. Mohanlal too took charge as the President. Several actors and members of the association supported the decision to take Dileep back.
According to Siddique, “Even though Dileep could have approached the court against the association’s action, it was good that he did not do so. If he had moved legally against his removal, the story would have been different.”
On July 11 last year, Dileep was removed from AMMA due to his involvement in the Malayalam actress’s abduction and rape case. According to reports, senior actors decided to take Dileep back in the body while several members of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) stayed away from the meeting. Apart from these, the younger lot of actors comprising of Nivin Pauly, Tovino and Prithviraj also stayed away from the first meeting.