Director Aashiq Abu and wife, actress Rima Kallingal bashed Mangalam daily for publishing false news regarding the involvement of the couple and actor Fahadh Faasil in cocaine case. The director confirmed that they are planning to file a defamation case against the daily soon. He stated that media always considers the lives and deaths of celebrities as entertainment.
Recently, Mangalam daily has reported that Kochi police is seeking special permission from the higher officials, to question Aashiq Abu, Rima Kallingal and Fahadh Faasil, regarding their involvement in cocaine case. Later, the reports were revealed to be false.
The director points out that even the higher police officials were completely clueless about the reports. He thanked the mainstream media, for consulting with the police officials, before publishing the news. Aashiq harshly criticized the daily and the writer for the irresponsible act. He opened up about the issue, with a recent Facebook post.
Aashiq Abu points that it was the same writer, who published false reports regarding the popular ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. Aashiq, Rima and Fahadh are planning to hand over the compensation amount they receive from the daily, to Nambi Narayanan.
The director also revealed that he is a very good friend of Shine Tom Chacko, who has been arrested for the possession of cocaine. Aashiq says that none of them are planning to cut down the relationship with Shine, due to such an issue. He feels that Shine should get the right punishment, if he has done something illegal.
Rima Kallingal also made her stand clear through her Facebook page, and has also shared husband Aashiq’s post. The actress says that she is a journalism graduate, who has always looked up to the Journalists with great respect. Rima, who stated her deep disappointment over the issue, also made it clear the she will never support any illegal activities.