Popular actor Dileep was arrested on Monday (July 10) in connection with the Malayalam actress abductionc ase after the police conducted a fresh round of interrogation. A few key pieces of evidence and the contradictions in Dileep's own statements have made police believe that the actor is the key culprit. This arrest has had repercussions in the Malayalam film industry too. According to The Hindu, more than Rs 50 crore is riding on Dileep's upcoming films and this arrest might cause a few people to lose their money. The Malayalam film industry is now eagerly awaiting the judgement as the fate of a few films depends on the outcome of this abduction case.
Dileep's next release is Ramaleela, which has been directed by debutant filmmaker Arun Gopi. Made on a budget of nearly Rs 15 crore, the film was set to release in July first week, but because of the ongoing case the release has been deferred till July 21. With Dileep now in custody, the makers might push the release further but no official decision had been taken as of yet. Apart from this movie, G. Sureshkumar (The President of the Kerala Film Producers Association) told The Hindu that Dileep already has three to four projects in the pipeline and they were all at various stages of production. (ALSO READ - 5 reasons why Dileep was arrested in the Malayalam Actress Abduction case)
Ramachandrababu’s Prof. Dinkan, Ratheesh Ambat’s directorial debut - Kammarasambhavam and a movie with Nadirsha were three of the four confirmed films. Representatives from the Producers’ Association even revealed that the cost of Kammarasambhavam and Prof. Dinkan would be around Rs 12-15 crore each. Hence, the overall money riding on Dileep would be more than Rs 50 crore. (ALSO READ - Dileep arrested in Malayalam actress abduction case: Here's all you need to know about this shocking controversy)
With so much money riding on Dileep, Mr. Sureshkumar extended his support to the actor. While talking to The Hindu, the President of the Kerala Film Producers Association mentioned how this arrest was just a face-saving exercise by the investigators. He added that Dileep had no role in the conspiracy and he was merely made into a scapegoat owing to the public pressure on the police. However, this statement has not gone down well with the Producers' association, as a senior member slammed Mr Sureshkumar and and told that he might now have to come up with an explanation on taking such a stance.
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