Mala Parvathy, a senior actress in the Malayalam film industry and a member of the Malayalam Movie Artists Association (AMMA), swears that she first noticed Dileep only when he married actress Manju Warrier in 1998. “I always thought about them. Husband of Manju Warrier. I had respect for him, as he was the one Manju Warrier had chosen,” Parvati said, The Quint with obvious restlessness.
When actor Dileep was implicated in the 2017 Kerala female actor attack case, Parvati remained supportive, he said, with his current wife, Kavya Madhavan, whom Dileep married in 2015 after divorcing Warrier. “I have known Kavya since then. Age. He has personally suffered a lot. I couldn’t take a stand that would hurt him,” Parvati continued, even as she added that she never directly supported Dileep.
Parvati’s position is in contrast to actresses Reema Kalingal and Parvati Thiruvothu, who in 2017 demanded Dileep’s removal from AMMA.
Gopalakrishnan Pillai, whose screen name is Dileep, is a popular Malayalam film actor who holds the title Janpriya Nayakan (People’s Hero) in the film industry of the southern state.
In 2017, he was accused of masterminding the abduction and sexual assault of a young female actress. Dileep is accused of conspiring to attack – which was also filmed – allegedly to settle scores with the young star, who was close to his ex-wife Manju Warrier.
Mala Parvati’s closeness with Dilip’s family has had favorable effects. Similarly, others including superstars Mohanlal and Mammootty have been sending cryptic messages about Dileep, even though the latter flourished on this ambiguity.
As The Quint Spoke to several film personalities who had a close relationship with him at various points, this correspondent could decode the real Dileep behind the silver screen.
Tracing his evolution from a mimicry artist to a star and producer, a picture emerges of a man who knows full well that his family, friendships and strengths work to his advantage, especially when one He is charged with a heinous crime. This is the story of Dileep’s influence on the film industry.