Notwithstanding heavy coverage on the Aruvikkara by-election on Saturday, 27 June, Malayalam action hero Suresh Gopi managed to make headlines after he was allegedly insulted by G Sukumaran Nair.
The incident took place when the actor visited the Nair Service Society (NSS) chief during the annual budget meeting in Perunna, Changanassery, after offering floral tributes at the tomb of NSS founder Mannathu Padmanabhan on Saturday.
Even though Malayalam cine actors' Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) president Innocent refrained from commenting in detail on the matter by saying Suresh visited the NSS office without informing them, filmmaker B Unnikrishnan and actor Anoop Chandran have come forward in support of the "Kaliyattom" actor.
"The Tiger" director has now expressed his support with his recent Facebook post, asking the NSS chief one of Jagathy Sreekumar's popular dialogues, "Let me ask you, who are you?."
Anoop, who has acted in pivotal roles in many Malayalam films also reacted on the matter, saying: "NSS is not Sukumaran Nair's family property." He also added that this happens in the case of all artists who are trying to please community leaders.
Meanwhile, Suresh will next be seen in Shibu Gangadharan's "Rudra Simhasanam", which is scheduled to hit the screens in July. Nikki Galrani, who made her debut with Nivin Pauly's "1983", will be seen opposite Suresh as Haimavathi.