Kochi: NDA candidate in Thrissur Suresh Gopi visited actor Mohanlal at his residence here in Kochi. After the visit, Suresh Gopi and Mohanlal addressed the media. Suresh Gopi said that he came to seek the blessings of Mohanlal ahead of voting.
Suresh Gopi recollected that their relationship started long back and he used to stay at Mohanlal’s room during the shooting of movies. He also remembered that Mohanlal and his wife Suchithra had made friendly visits to his house.
‘This is a phase of silent campaign. But I'm outside my constituency and hence made this visit. As we maintain a warm relationship, Lal’s blessing is essential for me especially when I’m at an important point in life,’ he said.
When reporters asked about Mammootty’s presence in the poll campaign of Innocent, the LDF candidate in Chalakudy, Suresh Gopi replied that it is a different matter. ‘There is no politics in this meeting and this is purely a family matter. Lal’s mother had cooked me food of my choice many times. I wanted her blessings also. So, I met her too,’ he added.
Mohanlal also said that Suresh Gopi is his close friend and a person from their fraternity. He added that he would pray for all good in Suresh Gopi’s life. Mohanlal said he is a voter of Thiruvananthapuram constituency but did not reveal his political preference.
When the reporters asked about the news of his directorial venture, he said that the news is true and he would disclose more details after the hustle-bustle of elections are over.