Azikode and Mohanlal became enemies after a comment by former on the standard of Malayalam cinema. Later the harsh words exchanged by them led to court last year in the form a defamation case. But the row ended a month back when Azikode was hospitalised. Mohanlal expressed his regret and anguish over exchanging bitter words with the scholar whom he respected. Both had exchanged pleasantries over phone as well. But he did not turn up at Amala to visit master until now.
Mohanlal apparently stood beside the death bed of Azhikode Master, amidst the surrounding crowd. Mohanlal spent about ten minutes there and later said, “I spoke to him. He would have heard me, might have felt my presence."