Orator Sukumar Azhikode who is presently at loggerheads with superstar Mohanlal, as expected and predicted has come up with fresh criticisms against Lal being selected as the brand ambassador for Khadi products in Kerala. Saying the star is a wrong choice for the brand, he considers this decision as the biggest fault of the present government. Azhikode thinks this decision is a shocker to the practicing Gandhians and urges everyone in the state to go on for an indefinite Sathyagraha to correct this decision.
Meanwhile, adding a new turn to Thilakan controversy, actor Mukesh has come up with his support for Thilakan for certain aspects that the veteran points out about the industry. While speaking to a news channel, Mukesh who is also the vice president of AMMA(Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes) said that Thilakan’s statements were more of a reactionary nature than anything deliberate. However, Mukesh also pointed out that Thilakan must not have talked against the associations which are standing for the welfare of artists. He also didn’t forget to given a clean chit to AMMA by saying that as an organization AMMA has to follow its rules and regulations and hence they could not be accused for throwing out Thilakan from its list of members.
Critic Sukumar Azhikode has urged the State Government to conduct a public inquiry into the activities of AMMA.
Addressing a press meet in Thrissur on Friday, he said the inquiry commission should look into the corruption and other inappropriate activities of AMMA and its members. Further he called for a change in the leadership of AMMA saying that will help for the healthy growth of Malayalam film industry.
Azhikode also said Mohanlal misused his Colonel status in the Territorial Army by posing in uniform for commercial advertisements of Malabar Gold. He also criticized the decision of Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady, to confer the Doctorate on Mohanlal calling it unwarranted.