Mollywood superstar Mohanlal posted a picture of his meeting with PM Modi "on the auspicious day of Janmashtami" and claimed that he briefed him (Modi) about his Vishwa Santhi Foundation and its work
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adored Malayalam actor Mohanlal. Narendra Modi posted on social media about the meeting he had with Mohanlal. “Yesterday, I had a wonderful meeting with Mohanlal Ji. His humility is endearing. His wide range of social service initiatives is commendable and extremely inspiring,” wrote Modi in his tweet.
Mohanlal visited the Prime Minister on the day of Janmashtami (September 3). He met the Prime Minister to reportedly discuss about Viswasanthi Foundation, an organisation founded by the actor. It is named after Mohanlal’s parents, Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari. Mohanlal informed Modi about starting a cancer centre under Viswasanthi foundation in Wayanad district of Kerala. Mohanlal said that Modi promised his support for this.
Mohanlal's took to Facebook to inform his fans about his meeting with PM Modi, which ignited political speculation among people, triggering the question: Is Mohanlal set to contest the 2019 general election as BJP candidate in Kerala?
Media reports claim that RSS is keen to get Mohanlal to contest the Lok Sabha election next year from Thiruvananthapuram. If this happens, political analysts say that it will set up a "mouth-watering contest" with incumbent Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
While BJP has increased its vote share in Kerala, it has so far failed to make any major electoral impact. O Rajagopal holds the only assembly seat the party has ever won in the State.
The BJP party already has Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi with them, who enjoyed a short stint with the small screen earlier. Let's not forget that Lalettan (as Mohanlal is fondly called) is also currently hosting a famous show on television. He will perhaps provide BJP with the necessary star power to lure votes, like Pulimuragan (Mohanlal's blockbuster, which also means wild hunter) who can hunt down animals.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 9:13 AM IST