Celebrities of Malayalam movie industry, including actors Mammootty, Joy Mathew, Meera Nandan, Pearle Maaney, Directors Lal Jose, B Unnikrishnan, Major Ravi etc offered their full support for actor Mohanlal, who has been going through a tough phase. Mohanlal has been harshly criticized for the poor performance of his band Lalisom, in National Games inaugural function.
The controversies regarding Lalisom band has been doing rounds since last few days. The media and the authorities of National Games, blamed Mohanlal and his band Lalisom, for the disastrous inaugural ceremony. The Sports Minister of Kerala, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, even went on to declare that Mohanlal failed to impress with Lalisom.
Mohanlal was mercilessly attacked by the media and public; to the much disappointment of the actor, as well as his close associates. The actor later went on decide that he will be returning the amount 1.6 crores, which he received as the remuneration for the show, to Government.
Reportedly, the Government has decided not to accept Mohanlal's repayment and Cheif Minister Oommen Chandy has requested the actor to change his decision. But, the actor has no plans to change his decision. As per the reports, Mohanlal himself paid the remunerations of the singers and technicians, who participated at the event.
According to the rumour mills, many of the close associates of Mohanlal were against to actor's decision to form a musical band. Mohanlal's best buddies, including singer MG Sreekumar had advised the actor that performing in a big event like National Games inaugural function is not an easy task.
But some other friends of the actor, including best pal director Priyadarshan, had supported Mohanlal to proceed with his decision. If the reports are to be believed, Lalisom has caused a big financial loss for the actor. According to show coordinator Ratheesh Vega, the lack of practice and preparations are the factors which led to the failure of the show.
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Mammootty declared full support for his dear friend Mohanlal, in a recent press conference. The actor requested the media and public to stop attacking Mohanlal. Mammootty feels that a person like Mohanlal doesn't deserves a better treatment from his fans and media.
Joy Mathew, through his Facebook page offered his support for Mohanlal. The actor stated that Lalisom's failure cannot be considered as Mohanlal's failure. He also appreciated Mohanlal, for his decision to return the remuneration to authorities.
Lal Jose offered his support for Mohanlal, by sharing the Facebook post of actor Joy Mathew.
B Unnikrishnan, the director who is also a close relative of Mohanlal, has stood up for the actor, since the controversies started.
Major Ravi, a close associate of Mohanlal, has also been in full support for the actor, since the controversies started.
Meera Nandan, the actress who offered her full support for Mohanlal, stated that a true Mohanlal fan will never forger the glorious 36 years of the his acting career.
Pearle Maaney, the popular Television host cum actress, also stated her support for Mohanlal, through her official Facebook page.