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Jul 29, 2008 at 12:38pm IST

Kerala ministers wish to be Mollywood stars

Thiruvananthapuram/ Cochin: Bollywood actors have always been entering into politics but the story in Kerala is a bit different. Many politicians, especially Muslim leaders in Kerala want to make it big in the showbiz.

Dr MK Muneer former Public Works Department (PWD) minister and member of the national committee of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has been caught in a similar controversy. The minister wants to try his luck in Mollywood, the Malayalam film industry.

But, it seems Muneer’s cine dreams will not come true because the Left Democratic Fund (LDF)’s three Muslim MLAs have raised their voices against him.

“Muslim League has always maintaned that Muslims should not act in movies, stage plays or in reality shows. That being the case how can they make an exception for their own leader. If so then league should apologise to all others against whom they had declared a moratorium just because they are Muslims,” said KT Jaleel LDF MLA.

To this, Muneer replied, “I think it’s an unnecessary controversy. I don’t understand what’s wrong in a Muslim league member acting in a movie. It’s something we need to debate on. But I don’t want myself to be dragged into a controversy like this.”

With assembly elections round the corner, it’s time for the Left and the League to use the issue for political gains. The director of the film is also expected to gain some publicity if the film gets into any kind of controversy because of the minister’s involvement.