The elderly man approached Kunchacko Boban when he was waiting for his train at the Ernakulam South station.

76-yr-old mentally ill man held for threatening actor Kunchacko Boban with knife
news Crime Monday, October 08, 2018 - 15:06

On Friday night, an elderly man, wielding a knife, charged at actor Kunchacko Boban at the Ernakulam South Railway Station and began threatening him when he was waiting for his train at the station. The South Railway Police soon took the man away and he has been in custody till Monday.

The man has been identified as 76-year-old Stanley Joseph of Athikuzhy house, South Moolamkuzhi, Thoppumpady. “He is not mentally well. He didn’t even know who Kunchacko Boban was. We will be taking him to court today,” the Railway Police told TNM.

Kunchacko was reportedly waiting for his Kannur-bound train for Lal Jose's Thattipurathu Achuthan.

Incidentally, there was another attack on Kunchacko Boban on the sets of Kuttanadan Marpapa. The actor later confirmed the attack to TNM. “A drunk team of youth,” he said.

Both the attacks happened at a time when the actor is busy with a few movies.

Mangalyam Thanthunanena, his movie with actor Nimisha Sajayan of Thondimuthalam Driksakshiyum fame, is running in theatres now. It is the first feature film directed by Soumya Sadanandan, whose documentary Chembai had won Special Jury award at the 64th National Film Awards. The film is a family entertainer, dealing with the problems faced by a newly married man, trying to make ends meet, without a job.

Kunchacko’s Johny Johny Yes Appa is also expected to release soon. Directed by Marthandan, it is expected to be a comedy entertainer featuring Kunchacko and Mamta Mohandas in the lead. The film will also see Anu Sithara, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Vijayaraghavan and Geeta in supporting roles.  

Kunchacko’s first film of the year was Diwanjimoola Grand Prix. He then went on to act in movies such as Shikkari Shambhu, Kuttanadan Marpappa and Panchavarnathatha, which were all hits at the box office. The star’s other films in the pipeline include an untitled Lal Jose-Sindhuraj film, besides Allu Ramendran, directed by Bilahari K. Raj of Porattam fame.

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