State film awards: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier withdraw from competition
With only minutes remaining for the declaration of 49th Kerala State Film Awards, superstars Mohanlal and Manju Warrier informed that they will not compete for the award, says reports. Both were shortlisted for the award for best actor and actress.
The jury shortlisted Mohanlal for the best actor award considering his performance in the big budget movies Odiyan and Kayamkulam Kochunni. Meanwhile, Manju Warrier’s performance in Odiyan and Aami helped her to get placed in the shortlist of best actress.
In the last two years also, Mohanlal informed the jury that he is not interested to contest for state film awards. According to jury members, Mohanlal informed the jury that he is quitting from the competition.
However, Jayasurya, Fahadh Faasil and Joju George are in the race for best actor award. Apart from Manju Warrier, Urvashi, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Anu Sithara are shortlisted for best actress award.