Over 100 people, including people from the film industry, have written to the Kerala government that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal should not be invited as the Chief Guest to the annual state film awards to be held in August.
The actor is facing the ire of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) for revoking the suspension of accused actor Dileep’s membership of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA). Dileep is an accused in the 2017 kidnapping of an actress.
On Monday, 107 people from various walks of life, including writers, took a stand against Mohanlal. Those who wrote the letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Culture Minister A.K. Balan included award winning actor Prakash Raj, eminent writers N.S. Madhavan, Sethu and Sachidanandan, actress Rima Kallingal and Geethu Mohandas.