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Dileep's Ramaleela released even as his judicial custody is extended

The film was originally slated for a release in July 2017.


Even as the judicial custody of arrested Malayalam superstar Dileep was extended on Thursday till 12 October, his latest film Ramaleela was released and saw fans arriving to watch it at nearly 130 theatres across the state.

Earlier, the release of Ramaleela, produced at a cost of over Rs20 crore, was scheduled for July.

But following the unexpected arrest on July 10 in the actress abduction case, the producer and his well wishers decided to defer the release.

With four bail applications of the actor being turned down and the fifth one's verdict to come next week, it was decided to go ahead and release the film.

On Thursday, Dileep's remand period was extended by the trial court, through a video conference with the sub-jail where the actor has been kept since his arrest.

Ramaleela is Dileep's first film to be released since his arrest.