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Mohanlal speaks for Sanjay Dutt; gets into trouble

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Mohanlal recently posted a message in favour of Bollywood megastar Sanjay Dutt, who is right now sentenced to five year imprisonment.

Not many of you might know that Sanjay Dutt is a good friend of our superstar Mohanlal! Recently, on his Facebook page, he wrote, "Over the last 20 years my colleague and friend Mr. Sanjay Dutt has been a reformed and good citizen, a loving family man and a person who has braved adversity and come out stronger and better." He further added, "He certainly deserves our compassion and help to put this chapter behind him once and for all. I sincerely hope and pray that he is shown the leniency he truly deserves and is granted a pardon."

Well, these words did not go very well with a certain section of the people and, hence there has been a strong demand to withdraw the Lieutenant Colonel of the Territorial Army honour that Mohanlal has been bestowed with.

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Mohanlal made his acting debut in Thiranottam (1978) but the film was never released due to censorship issues. He followed that by a role as the lead antagonist in his first release Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) at the age of 20.


Mohanlal became a film producer with the 1990 musical hit His Highness Abdullah and has also acted in a number of Tamil and Bollywood films.


He was elected as most popular Keralite in a 2006 online poll conducted by CNN-IBN on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kerala's formation.


In 2001, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions to Indian cinema. He has won four Indian National Film Awards - Two Best Actor Awards, one Special Jury Award for acting, and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor.


In 2009, he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India and in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.


Mohanlal was born in Pathanamthitta in south Kerala to Vishwananthan Nair, an officer in Kerala Government Secretariat who later on became the Law Secretary of the state and Santhakumary.

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