New Delhi: Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has put an end to rumours surrounding his entry into politics and avowed that he will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Also Read - Drishyam 2 Update: Mohanlal Kickstarts Shooting of The film in Kochi, Shares Pictures From The Set
Speaking to the Times of India, the Padma Bhushan awardee said, “Politics is not my cup of tea. I always want to remain an actor. I enjoy the freedom I have in this profession. In politics, a lot of people depend on you and it’s not easy. Also, it’s not a subject that I know a lot about and so, I have no inclination whatsoever.” Also Read - Drishyam 2 Teaser: Mohanlal Announces a Sequel to Film on His 60th Birthday
Mohanlal’s statement comes close to the comments made by the BJP Kerala state unit general secretary TM Ramesh, who declared that the party was willing to give the Mollywood star a ticket of his choice. Also Read - Happy Birthday, Mohanlal: 11 Lesser-Known And Interesting Facts About The Top Malayalam Star
In addition, it was reported that BJP MLA O Rajagopal also confirmed the party’s readiness and told media that ‘they are pursuing the actor to contest from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency’.
OTHER ACTORS IN FRAY
Mohanlal’s comments gain relevance at a time when several actors are jumping the Neta-wagon.
A few days ago, Bollywood actress Isha Koppikar joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mumbai- where she was appointed as the working president of Women Transport Wing of BJP.
On January 2, veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee also joined the BJP in the presence of party leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya. As per reports, Chatterjee is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
Mohanlal (58) who is also the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) is currently working on Priyadarshan’s Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham.