Manju Warrier, one of the most loved actors in Kerala, on Monday clearly stated that she had no intention of entering politics. She also said that her initiatives towards various social causes is to be understood as a commitment to society.
She was giving the inaugural speech at the National Women’s Talk Festival organised by Soorya in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
“I don’t see any reason to glorify my involvement in social issues. There are a lot of people who do a lot more for society outside the limelight. Since I am known to the public, even the smallest of my deeds are projected in a big way,” said Manju.
Many were speculating that Manju Warrier would enter politics after the actor’s frequently felt presence at many platforms for social causes. The most recent was Manju’s visit to the Ockhi affected regions in Kerala.
The actor also clarified, “I did not visit the cyclone affected area with a political motive. It is my social responsibility as well to help people in distress. My conscience is my motive, not political ambitions.”
The actor also spoke about Malayalam cinema and her comeback in the industry after a 14-year gap.
“I feel more responsible now. I feel the need to speak up and raise my voice. I see myriad of opportunities in Malayalam industry. I get to work with young talented directors. Making a comeback in the film industry was the best decision that I made,” said the actor.
“When I started my career in films, I used to merely carry out the instructions given by the director. I feel the change in the process of film-making now. As an actor I get more space to add to the film’s perspective and the characters I portray,” added Manju.
Meanwhile the actor chose to remain silent on the Kasaba row and cyber-attack on actor Parvathy.
The actor also met CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday and donated an amount of Rs 5 lakh towards the Cyclone Ockhi relief fund.
Manju Warrier had visited Poonthura last week and spent time with the cyclone affected fishermen families. Speaking to the media then, Manju had said, “Apart from financial assistance, a few words of solace is also important.”