Kochi, Feb 4:
They might be arch rivals as professionals, but ace superstar Mammootty sprang a surprise Wednesday when he came forward to defend superstar Mohanlal, who is facing a public outcry following the dismal performance of his band ‘Lalisom’ at the 35th National Games.
Mammootty has asked for support from all to end haunting Mohanlal for the debut musical performance of his new band ‘Lalisom’.
At a hurriedly called press meet here, Mammootty urged all to support Mohanlal.
“An artiste takes a lot of pain in organising events. Mohanlal is our pride and please see the spirit with which he came forward to hold the event. One should see his good intentions,” said Mammootty, and added that he has come forward as a colleague, as a friend and as an artiste, in support of Mohanlal.
Mammootty then, without waiting to take any questions, bid goodbye to mediapersons.
Mammootty’s statement has come at a time when the Kerala cabinet is to take a call on Mohanlal’s offer to return the money paid to him for staging the musical performance, said an official.
Mohanlal has offered to return the Rs.1.63 crores that he had collected as expenses for staging the event. (IANS)