How Did Mohanlal Get His Name? The Actor Reveals Secret Behind His Name

How Did Mohanlal Get His Name? The Actor Reveals Secret Behind His Name

So whose thought was it to name the Malayalam's favorite superstar 'Mohanlal'?

It is the same one who named his brother 'Pyarelal'. It was his nice grandfather on the maternal side, the star revealed throughout an interview to journalist A. Chandrasekhar.

The interview is now available as a book named 'Mohanaragangal'.

These are the questions posed to him about his name in the interview.

Let us start along with your name. Uncommon in Kerala, it was inspired by the name of the daddy of the nation. What impact has it had on your personal/skilled life?

"It has had no negative effect. As you mentioned, mohanlal movie was a rare name those days. I've asked my father and mother about it. My great grandfather gave me that name. Names like Mohanlal and Pyarelal were taken from the days of our freedom struggle. It's part of my destiny now. Even when it was uncommon, father and mother did not object to it when my nice grandfather selected it. That reality they didn't object it in itself is an enormous deal."

"I never had a problem in school or faculty because of the name. Solely a handful used to call me so. Loved ones called me Lalu. Then it grew to become Lalettan… which has a hoop to it… like Yesudas turned Dasettan. Had I been named something else, Lalettan wouldn't have happened. So I suppose that name has helped me immensely."

Hasn't it helped create an acceptance past barriers of area and language?

"No one urged a name change when I entered the film world. Just a few call me Mohan. Lal is simple on the tongue. So most of them called me that and the name stuck. It created an id unattached to a tag like Malayali, Tamizhan, Telugu or North Indian. My brother’s name was Pyarelal, once more a rare one down south. It might have come from the Lakshmikanth-Pyarelal combination."

"Having said all that, it's still a thriller to me. Because naming a child has its importance. To name someone from Ilanthur Punnakkal, close to Omallur, Pathanamthitta, Mohanlal is certainly a curious case. But it is not a concern until it creates issues in life. For me, it helped carry my repute forward."

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