Malayalam actor Mohanlal will be making his television debut with Lal Salaam, which is scheduled to go on air at 8 PM on Amrita TV. The show will feature 100 episodes, and going by its recently-released promos, it appears to be a chat show. Well-known faces like actress Manju Warrier, KPAC Lalitha, Nedumudi Venu, KS Chithra, Stephen Devassy, etc, will appear on the programme in its first few episodes.
With his own show, Mohanlal now joins the league of his contemporaries like Kamal Haasan, Junior NTR, and Chiranjeevi, who are all TV hosts. Meanwhile, Mohanlal is busy wrapping up Odiyan and is gearing up for the release of Velipadinte Pusthakam, a Lal Jose film due to hit the screens on September 1.
He has joined the bandwagon of other big names of Indian cinema such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan who forayed into television business even as they ruled the big screens. This year Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and Tollywood star Jr NTR also made their debuts as TV hosts with the reality show Bigg Boss. However, unlike his peers, Mohanlal’s Lal Salaam is not just meant for entertainment.
The premiere episode of the talk show hosted a slew of guests, including celebrities, social workers and individual talents. Manju Warrier, Shaji Kailas, Suresh Kumar, TP Madhavan, KS Chithra, Akshara Kishore, Meenakshi and Surabhi Lakshmi were on the first episode of the show. It also discussed the works carried out by Jolly Johnson, a humanitarian, who has worked for the cause of special and underprivileged children and senior citizens. Kanmani, a differently-abled teenager, was also part of the show. The show will air on Amrita TV every Friday and Saturday at 8pm.