A hard-core fan of Mohanlal was stunned to see his superstar in the next seat during a flight. Without wanting to miss the opportunity, he did a short interview of the superstar. Some silly questions thrown at him, to which he replied happily. Questions spanned over areas like his upcoming movie and his political stance. Amal Mathew, the interviewer and fan shared the complete interview on his Facebook page with photos and videos of the meeting on board.
Interview goes like this:
On my way back home, I met Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who was sitting next to my seat in the flight.
May be because I was excited so much to see him, selfies and videos were taken aplenty. Since it was a morning flight, many fellow passengers were in sound sleep. Some didn’t even know that Mohanlal was in the flight. When I got him so close, I couldn't help but as him many things.
His replies to all my queries came in a mild voice and with a smile. Becoming aware that each moment with him was valuable, I asked him some of silly doubts that were going through my mind.
Q: Are going to Kozhikode for a shooting?
A: No. Family function. A wedding.
Q: I have heard that Antony Perumbavoor would be with you every time. Is he not with you today?
A: (with a smile) Yes. He will to pick me up from Kozhikode.
Q: Shooting of Marakkar is over?
A: Mmmm….No. It will continue till the end of March.
Q: Are you going to speak in Kozhikode slang in the movie?
A: (only a smile)
Q: Next movie?
A: It’s a Tamil movie.
Q: Who is the director?
A: It’s a movie with Suriya.
Q: I know it’s a silly question, yet I am asking. I feel that your blogs and Facebook posts are favouring the BJP. Are you a BJP supporter?
The actor, who has been replying to the questions candidly, suddenly switched to a formal interview mode he uses for the media.
A: it can be called supportive or opposing the BJP. What if i am, what if i am not…?
Following that with a smile, he leaned over to the shoulder of his wife Suchitra for a nap.
Meanwhile, I waited for him to open his eyes again.
Thus, my childhood dream to see Mohanlal was accomplished. For nearly 2 hours he was sitting close to me.….with a smiling face all the time.
When he woke up, I asked my next doubt.
Q: Amateur directors can’t seem to reach you. I have read in cinema magazines that you don’t give date to them….why is it that?
A: Who said so….. the director of Odiyan was an amateur. The director of Lucifer is an amateur.
Q: Though they are amateur directors, they have been in the film and advertisement industry for a long time.
A: Only those who know about cinema can direct one. Date must be given to such people…right?
Saying this, he again leaned over to Suchitra’s shoulder.
I had many more questions and doubts to ask him about Ashirvad Cinemas, Pranav Mohanlal, Osho, WCC and Srinivasan and much more. Seeing his sleepy eyes, I had the courtesy to not to ask him anything further.
Finally, looking at my child in my hand, he made some of the typical playful gestures with his face. He also allowed my family to take a photo with him. Finally, I apologised for bothering him in the morning.
His class reply with the stylish smile.... ‘never mind’.