Kochi: The Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (A.M.M.A) decided to seek an explanation from its member Bineesh Kodiyeri who is in judicial custody in Bengaluru for his alleged links to an accused in a narcotics case and for allegedly funding illegal activities.
The A.M.M.A executive committee that met in Kochi remained a divided house on the issue after a section demanded his suspension while those supporting him opposed it vehemently.
Those who called for his expulsion said, citing the case of actor Dileep who was suspended from the association for his alleged role in the actress assault case, that there could not be two positions.
The camp supporting Bineesh claimed that the charges against him had not been proved yet.
The meeting accepted the resignation of actress Parvathy Thiruvothu who had resigned as a mark of protest against the remarks made by association general secretary Edavela Babu against the survivor of the assault case.
During an interview with a local TV channel, when the A.M.M.A general secretary was asked about whether the survivor actress would be part of the movie being produced by the Association, he said, "She is not currently with the Association and we can't bring back those who are dead. We can include only those actors who are part of the Association".