Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has taken over as the brand ambassador of the Kerala Blasters football team. The next season of the Indian Super League will begin in October this year and the move comes at a time Kerala Blasters’ co-owner, veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, has sold his shares.
The team is currently owned by the popular Tollywood film personalities Chiranjeevi, Nimmagadda Prasad, Allu Aravind and Akkineni Nagarjuna. Mohanlal, as the new brand ambassador of the Kerala Blasters team, was in Kochi recently to unveil the team’s jersey. The star also posted a picture with the entire team on his Facebook page.
Career-wise, Mohanlal is busy with a number of acting assignments needing his attention. Despite that, he decided to take over the responsibility of being the brand ambassador for his love for the sport, say sources.
One of the major releases of the actor this year would be Odiyan. The film is in the post production stage and will hit the silver screens on December 14th. Directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, Odiyan is a fantasy thriller that has Mohanlal in the title role. The film’s trailer will be releasing on October 11, the day on which another film he has acted in releases – Kayamkulam Kochunni.
The star will be seen in an extended cameo in this flick which is based on the life of the Robin Hood-styled highwayman, Kayamkulam Kochunni, who lived during the early 19th century. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, Mohanlal plays the role of Ithikara Pakki in it.
The star is currently busy with actor Prithviraj’s maiden directorial Lucifer. The film’s shooting is in progress and it will hit the marquee during the first half of next year. Mohanlal is reportedly playing the role of a politician called Stephen Nadumballi. Apart from these films, he has also signed the Ranjith directorial Drama.
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