After donning the olive green uniform in movies like Kirti Chakra and Kurukshetra Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is all set to don the Army uniform in real life. After cricketer Kapil Dev Mohanlal is the second celebrity to join the Territorial Army. Army chief General Deepak Kapoor himself did honours by pinning the Ashoka Lion and star on Mohan Lal's shoulders, at a ceremony in South Block. He will be a honourary Leutanent- Colonel in the TA.
Mohanlal will be joining the 122 Infantry Battalion (TA) of Madras Regiment or Kannur Terriers. Officers. Under the TA system, citizens from all walks of life can volunteer for part-time military service' while pursuing their regular professions during peace-time. In the event of national emergencies Mohanlal may be called upon to become full-time personnel to act in a supporting role to regular Army units deployed to meet the country's defence and internal security requirements