For the first time, popular Malayalam actor Dileep has opened up about the rumours and gossips that always hit the headlines on social media.
"I was married more than 10 times according to social media," Dileep says in an exclusive video interview to Manorama Online's I Me Myself.
"There will many tragedies in an individual's life as nobody is perfect. Without understanding the truth, many people created fake stories about me, that too when I was going through a bad phase in my family life. I was depressed and hurt while reading such news as I was always an open book ever since I began my career as a mimicry artist," he added.
Dileep further said he understands that media cooks up such stories about him as it is their job and does that when they have nothing to write to meet their target. Even though he is not against social media or such people creating such rumours about him, his only request is that people must realise the difficulties a person undergoes once he is defamed.
Meanwhile, when asked about his minus point, he said he cant say "No" to anyone, and that is his biggest drawback in life.
He also shared about his daughter Meenakshy's involvement in select his films. "Once when Tamil director Shankar asked to do a role in the Tamil remake of "3 Idiots", my daughter was listening to the phone conversation. After that, she asked whether I will be doing the role done by Aamir Khan or his friends. But when I told her the character I was asked to do, she told me not to take up the role, even though it had good humour touch."
In an acting career spanning 25 years, Dileep has made a mark in the industry as a comedian, action and romantic hero. Meanwhile, Dileep -- who was last seen in Jeethu Joseph's "Life of Josutty" -- is currently shooting for Siddique-Lal's comeback film "King Liar, which has "Premam" fame Madonna Sebastian in the female lead role.
Also, after the hit film "My Boss", Dileep and Mamta Mohandas came together for Shafi's film "2 Countries", mainly shot in India and Canada. Sundar Das's "Welcome to Central Jail" and Ratheesh Ambatt's "Kamarasambavan" are also in his kitty.