Recently there was a campaign against Mohanlal attending this year’s Kerala State film awards. A memorandum, where the name of the “special guest” was not mentioned but everyone knew who it was, was reportedly submitted to the Chief Minister regarding this as well, signed by several noted names.
The Kerala govt. then made it clear that Mohanlal will be attending the state awards ceremony and he did, in style.
In his speech, the superstar made some remarks, which many feel was a reply to his detractors.
“For us movie artistes, this is the most blessed moment,” he said. The hero remembered how Thiruvananthapuram has played a significant part in his life and that he has the finest memories about the city.
He mentioned about the healthy competition that any actor would feel during the awards, which in turn makes him strive for more as an actor.
“We all are working in the same area. We share the same happiness and tension, interacting like a family, both in front and behind the camera. I never felt like being a chief guest while coming here,” said Mohanlal.
“I don’t need anyone’s permission to come to you because I have been there in your midst all along for the last forty years or more. I have never gone anywhere in between. I haven’t sought a secured life other than movies. So when my colleagues get honoured, it’s a pride moment for me to witness that moment and my duty and my right as well. This will prompt me to compete with you in a healthy way. I am here because of that,” said Mohanlal, as the crowd applauded.
Mohanlal’s speech has become a smashing hit in the social media by now.