Celebrities from the South industry have written the Kerala government that Mohanlal should not be invited as the Chief Guest to the annual state film awards here in August. But now some more support started coming up for the Malayalam superstar. Various film bodies, as well as distributors and exhibitors, have also come out in support after 100 people came to oppose.
Award-winning actor Prakash Raj, who was said to be among the 100 signatories, on Tuesday denied that he was among them. “I wish to say that I have not signed any such thing that Mohanlal ji, should not be invited,” he said. State Culture Minister A.K. Balan told the media that no decision was taken that Mohanlal will be the chief guest.
Mohanlal has taken over as President of the film association last month. It all came up first when a women college revoked the suspension of accused actor Dileep’s membership of the Association. Dileep is an accused in the 2017 kidnapping of an actress.
Moreover, General Secretary of actors’ body of the film association, Edavela Babu, also said that there seemed to be some conspiracy that was being whipped up against Mohanlal. “When the state government itself has now said that Mohanlal was never invited, then how come there is a demand that he should not be invited. There is something happening against the actor,” he said.
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