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KRK can mess with Modi, Arnab Goswami, Shah Rukh Khan. Dissing Mohanlal will be his biggest regret

The famous actor's fans will make this phony critic cry.

 |  5-minute read |   19-04-2017
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At best, Kamaal R Khan is a certified, rich and infamous troll. I wouldn't regard him worthy of having a civil, rational conversation and he has, time and again, proved he doesn't deserve it either. His tweets are proof enough.

KRK's immense confidence in himself stems from the realisation that others, celebrities or commoners, cannot stoop as low as he is capable of. The self-proclaimed cinema critic, who reiterates he is the "best" in the business, not only insulted cinema by making one but also tortured Indians with his terrible acting skills and scanty directorial vision.

Whatever I have said above may resonate with millions of Indians, including the 3.68 million followers KRK has on Twitter, but not with Malayalis, and I'll tell you why. We have a similar, in-house specimen in Kerala - Mr Santosh Pandit - and to be fair, he is worse. Not just that, being a Malayali, I know there are many Malayalis who could actually stoop lower than KRK on public platforms.

krkbd_041917080930.jpgKamaal R Khan is a certified, rich and infamous troll.

KRK has, in the past, waged verbal wars against many biggies from the industry he assumes he is a part of, and outside. Only a few have been spared from the filth that comes from KRK. He has attacked politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has not spared actors, directors and producers.

KRK made the biggest mistake of his life yesterday when he thought he could get away after mocking Kerala’s most-celebrated actor, the three-time National Award winner, Mohanlal. KRK overestimated his hippopotamus-like skin and underestimated the fan-base Mohanlal enjoys.

At a time when Malayalis are basking in the glory of the fact that Mohanlal made history — by being the first Malayalam actor who had a 100-crore-club movie, became the first Indian actor to deliver three blockbuster movies in two months, and is making national headlines for being the main lead in the first Rs 1,000-crore movie of India, all set to immortalise the mythological character of Bheema on silver screen, — KRK made the grave mistake of mocking the star with this tweet.

KRK said Mohanlal looked like Chota Bheem and asked how he’d play Bheem in the Rs 1,000-crore movie funded by a UAE billionaire BR Shetty.

Mohanlal fans have gone to the extent of hacking websites of Pakistan’s People’s Party, Pakistan Electric Power Company, and National University of Modern Languages, Lahore campus (NUML) and put up their idol’s photos there after news spread that Mohanlal’s website — The Complete Actor — was hacked by Pakistanis.

A warning posted on the NUML website then, by a group that called itself “Mallu soldiers”, read: “Feel the power of Indian mad hunter, don’t dare to mess with us, otherwise Kashmir toh hoga lakin Pakistan nahi hoga”.

For such ardent fans, tackling a KRK is child’s play.

KRK’s social media timelines have been filled with abuses in Malayalam with Mohanlal fans, and as much I understand them, this is not going to end any time soon unless KRK apologises.

For the first time, KRK will regret letting his tongue loose. Since the time media houses have picked up the news of KRK being showered with abuses, Malayalis have gotten a new high and they have doubled their effort. As of now, KRK has come to the state of tagging Mohanlal on Twitter and telling him what his fans are doing is not fair.

KRK, though, is still trying to act as if he is not affected by all this. He's balancing his plea to Mohanlal to intervene and calm his fans, and, at the same time, repeatedly mocking the superstar by saying he looked like a joker in his Hindi outings with Ram Gopal Varma.

KRK doesn’t know that Malayalis are rather (in)famous for filling social media with abuses - the ones KRK would have never even imagined or known existed. KRK may have forgotten how Malayalis ridiculed themselves by drowning Maria Sharapova in abuses on her Facebook page after she asked who Sachin Tendulkar was. If they could do that to defend Sachin, they could kill for Mohanlal, who they call “ettan”, meaning “elder brother”.

I am, in no way, justifying the act of hurling abuses at any one, be it KRK, or actors or journalists, but I cannot not help but wonder how KRK will be pushed to a level where either he’ll have to make a public apology or shut his social media accounts.

Dear KRK, get this straight and get this clear: You can diss any one — PM Narendra Modi, Shah Rukh Khan, Aranb Goswami, Donald Trump, Rajinikanth — and you may be spared, but know that if you go even a mile near Mohanlal, you have gone too far.

Also read: Comparing Mammootty and Mohanlal, and why fans must not mind arrogance

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Vivek Surendran Vivek Surendran @ivivek_nambiar

The writer is an engineer turned marketer turned journalist who believes that powerful words can change the world. When not at work, could be found travelling, exploring the world through a DSLR.

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