With the arrest of actor Dileep in the conspiracy case against noted South Indian actress, various business ventures of the former have also been put under public scanner. Last day in Kozhikode, public rage has almost demolished ‘Dhe Puttu’, a restaurant unit which is a joint business venture of the actor with his long-time associate Nadirshah. People in huge numbers had staged a protest march in front of his restaurant with the same name at Edappally, in Kochi, last evening.
This is the first time in the recent history of the state a film celebrity with such a mass appeal and influence is being caught following a serious allegation. Dileep, being one of a few film stars who have forayed into almost all domains of movie business, apart from acting and directing, has also grown big as an entrepreneur over the course of time.
Dileep who kicked off his acting career in 1992, entered into film production in the year 2003 following the huge success of the movie ‘Meesamadhavan’. His first production venture ‘CID Moosa’, had the actor in the lead role. The movie was a big box office hit. Since then the actor has produced around eight movies and almost all of them gave him great returns.