Dileep with his daughter Meenakshi
Dileep with his daughter MeenakshiDileep/Facebook

Malayalam actor Dileep, who is awaiting the release of "Welcome to Central Jail," has responded to the news related to his personal life that has been the talk of the tinsel town for quite some days.

The news about whether he will marry co-star actress Kavya Madhavan recently emerged online after a popular Malayalam lifestyle magazine carried an exclusive interview of the actors in its Onam special edition after the two starred together in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's "Pinneyum." Now, the actor has reacted to an article he came across on a news website that is believed to have carried the story regarding their marriage if his daughter Meenakshi allows.

Calling it a work of yellow journalism, the actor lashed out at the news website with a long post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Sept. 8: "Many of you might have noticed a report that was published on the website of Filmibeat that mentioned my daughter's name along with mine after my interview with Kavya Madhavan was published in Vanitha. What does this 'moron' reporter who wrote the article know about my relationship with my daughter? My daughter has been suffering a lot and is mature enough. Journalists like you are not even eligible to mention about her [translated from Malayalam]."

The actor even stated that he is aware of some people who are trying to create such malicious gossips days before the release of his movies. "I am like an open book to the people in Kerala, even if I plan to re-marry, it will be informed to everyone. This is what I would like to tell to everyone who wants me to get married. I do not have time nor am I interested in reacting to such controversies. Despite having a tight schedule, I am trying to help common people for which I am getting quite a lot of support from the media. Websites like Filmibeat are ruining the image of other journalists who are doing a decent job," the actor added.

"I just have little to say to all the media people who are planning to destroy me and my career. I am warning you to stay away from spreading such fake news about my daughter; if not, I will take legal action against them. We have been facing such gossips for more than one-and-a-half years, but not any more," Dileep concluded his Facebook post.

On the career front, director Sundar Dass' comedy entertainer "Welcome to Central Jail" is scheduled to hit the screens on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Kerala box office. He has also announced Rathish Ambat's directorial venture "Kammara Sambhavam," which marks the acting debut of Tamil star Siddharth in Malayalam.

Read Dileep's Facebook post here: