Meanwhile, Sreenivasan dismissed the demand as "foolish", stating that he had not made any statement about assistant directors lacking in creativity. "There can not be question of apologising for what I had not said", Sreenivasan added.
The new crisis started in the meeting called to discuss the Dileep-Thulasidas issue. Senior director Siddique walked out from the meeting when general secretary Vinayan made some personal bad comments in the meeting, humiliating all directors of the industry.
Several directors have resigned already, pointing out that they are unhappy with the disparaging statements by the general secretary. However, the council has announced its support to Vinayan.