Mohanlal has always stood out in a crowd, be it for his idiosyncratic acting style or his unique choice of roles. No wonder he is still one of the most saleable superstars in Malayalam. Now with his newly recived title of Lt. Colonel in the Territorial Army, Lal has taken on more responsibilities. However when his anxiously waiting fans saw him walk out of the Kochi airport terminal, they were let down. He was dressed in blue jeans and black shirt, instead of the army uniform.
The superstar had a tough time making it clear that he can wear the army uniforms only at the official functions of the Territorial Army as per the statute. Mohanlal would be attending the training session at the Kannur Territorial Battalion to learn how to use the machine gun, de-mine a mined area and so forth.
This being an honorary service rendered by the superstar, he will not receive any remuneration for it. Mohanlal will also lead his battalion in the Territorial Army Parade in New Delhi in October and accept salute from the Prime Minister as well.
As A K Antony has rightly said Lal's association with the Territorial Army will give it a more broader outlook and also encourage the younsters to join the forces to serve the country.