The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is keen that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal contests the Lok Sabha elections next year from Thiruvananthapuram as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Deccan Herald reported on Tuesday.
RSS, said the report, is working to build a “social activist” profile for the actor in the run-up to the polls.
The 58-year-old actor, one of Kerala’s most popular public figures, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to brief him about his VishwaSanthi Foundation’s initiatives.
It has been a privilege to meet our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. @narendramodi ji on this auspicious day of Janmashtami. Briefed him about @ViswaSanthiFndn and our multifaceted social initiatives. pic.twitter.com/Bj70R1g8nA
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) September 3, 2018
The meeting, sources told Deccan Herald, was part of an exercise to build a political and social profile for the actor.
The report added that BJP leaders in Kerala were not part of the RSS’s efforts to rope in Mohanlal.