The controversies upon the Kalabhavan Mani condolence meet have reached a whole new level. The superstar who demanded to omit director Vinayan from the list of invitees, is none other than Mohanlal.
Director Baiju Kottarakkara, who is also the president of MAKTA Federation, revealed that it was Mohanlal who asked the organisers not to invite Vinayan for the event, in the presence of a popular singer.
Here we present you the top controversies of Mohanlal. Have a look...
Mention In Saritha Nair's Letter
Some popular TV channels reported that solar scam accused Saritha Nair has clearly mentioned that Mohanlal has used her, along with the popular personalities of Kerala political and social platforms, in her highly controversial letter.
Mohanlal's band performance at National games inaugural ceremony landed up in a huge controversy. Mohanlal allegedly used recorded tracks during the performance. Public and media harshly criticized the actor for the poor performance.
Mohanlal Returned Lalisom Remuneration
Mohanlal returned the remuneration he received for the Lalisom show, to Kerala Government and which led into another controversy. The government decided to spend the remuneration for the benefits of the students who are interested in sports.
Supporting Sanjay Dutt
Mohanlal offered his support for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is convicted under TADA for his involvement in Mumbai serial blasts case of 1993. The actor received huge criticisms for his statement.
Illegitimate Possession Of Elephant Tusks
Mohanlal was charged under the Animal Welfare Act, for the illegal possession of elephant tusks, during the income tax raid conducted at his residence.
Smoking In The Movie Poster
Mohanlal landed in trouble for posing with a cigarette, in the theatrical poster of 2012 released movie Karma Yodha.
Lieutenant Colonel Title
Mohanlal was formally inducted as a Lieutenant Colonel ton the Territorial Army of India, in 2008. The decision of the army was highly criticized by the eminent personalities of various platforms; as men above the age of 42 are not eligible to join the force.
Promoting A Liquor Brand
Mohanlal promoted a popular liquor brand in 2007; to the much disappointment of his fans and public. The popular ad campaign which had the tag line 'vaikittentha paripadi' landed the actor in controversies.
Mohanlal was not ready to alter his decision and confirmed that he will skip the function if Vinayan is attending. The organisers, who had no other option, decided not to invite Mani's favourite director.
According to Baiju, Mohanlal wanted to include another director, who is popular for his army-oriented movies, in the invitees' list. But that director hasn't ever worked with Kalabhavan Mani in his career.
Baiju Kottarakkara, who was talking at the recent press meet held at Ernakulam press club, stated that it is extremely disappointing to watch a person like Mohanlal dragging his personal vengeance to the public.
The cold equation between Mohanlal and Vinayan is not a secret for the industry. The director had openly criticised the actor several times, even at the time of Lalisom controversy.
Mohanlal, on the other hand, has always maintained silence over his issues with Vinayan. However, we would like to remind the complete actor that, there are no permanent friends or enemies in cinema.