Top Malayalam actor arrested for planning rape of co-actor

Popular Malayalam film actor Dileep has been arrested for reportedly conspiring to kidnap and rape another Malayalam actor.

Police say that Dileep cried and collapsed during questioning. He says he is innocent and was trapped.

48-year-old Dileep has many hits to his name, like Maya Mohini, King Liar and Two Countries. His brother and film director Nadirshah are also being questioned.

Police say that Dileep wanted to take revenge on the female actor as he believed that she had spoken against him to his former wife. He planned the attack as he wanted to teach her a lesson. Dileep hired a driver and paid him Rs 1.5 crore to carry out the attack.

The 30-year-old actor was kidnapped and raped while travelling back from a film shoot. She filed a police complaint and a police investigation uncovered Dileep's involvement.

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