Putting an end to all the speculations regarding his possible political entry as a BJP candidate in Kerala the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Mohanlal has made it clear that he had no intention to contest elections for any party or join politics.
“Politics is not my cup of tea. I want to remain an actor always. I enjoy the freedom I have in this profession. In politics, a lot of people depend on you and it’s not easy. Also, it’s not a subject that I know a lot about. I have no inclination whatsoever,” actor Mohanlal was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
Speculations about the actor’s political entry had strengthened after O Rajagopal, the BJP’s sole MLA in the state Assembly, admitted that the party was trying to coerce Mohanlal into contesting elections on the party ticket in Thiruvananthapuram. The actor recently honoured with the Padma Bhushan award by the Narendra Modi-led government.
On the acting front, Mohanlal’s ‘Lucifer’ directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran is all set to hit the theatres soon. In Prithviraj’s directorial debutant, Mohanlal will be seen playing the role of a right-wing politician named Stephen Nedumpally. The film has Manju Warrier playing the role of the heroine while the supporting cast includes Tovino Thomas, Kalabhavan Shajon and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi.
Also, he is currently working on period flick Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham directed by Priyadarshan.