With Lal Salaam, Mohanlal has joined the bandwagon of superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan who forayed into television business even as they ruled the big screens. This year Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR also made their debuts as TV hosts with the reality show Bigg Boss. The superstar made his small screen debut with talk show Lal Salaam that premiered on Friday night on Amrita TV.
The show is meant to take viewers through Mohanlal’s journey in cinema and will feature guests who’ve played a significant role in the actor’s life and career. Hosted by RJ turned anchor Meera Nandan, the first episode began with welcoming Manju Warrier on the sets. Manju has had four releases with Mohanlal so far and is currently his co-star in the mega budget fantasy film Odiyan.
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.
Arguably, there is no other actor of his stature in the South Indian film industry, who can match the number of films he does every year. And his television debut does not mean that he will pause his film career for a while. He will soon start shooting for his next projects. His upcoming film Odiyan will go on the floors this month in Varanasi. He is also awaiting the release of Velipadinte Pusthakam, which will hit the screens on Onam and crime-thriller Villain.
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