Actor turned politician Suresh Gopi MP has been missing in action from the silver screen for the past three years. He was last seen in the film My God, which was released in 2015, and after that the action star forayed into politics and focussed on television.
At a recent event in Thiruvananthapuram, Suresh Gopi revealed the real reason behind his disappearance from the movies. While speaking about his experience the visibly emotional actor said, “you strangle me, but don't choke me to death”. Suresh Gopi was speaking after inaugurating the Biochemistry Analyzer at the SAT hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
The advanced medical equipment was donated by Suresh Gopi by releasing 40 lakh rupees from MP's Local Area Development Scheme fund.
“I became the anchor of a reality show in one of the TV channels while doing decent roles in movies as well. But when the reality show became a huge hit, a few members of the cinema industry did not like the fact that I was now a part of a successful TV show. The film chamber and the producers’ association then asked me to withdraw from the show, but I was not ready to give it up as the reality show gave me the chance to interact with the common people in a more personal way. So they imposed restrictions on me to continue in movies and I decided to go on with the reality show by staying away from cinema at least for some time,” said Suresh Gopi.
He also added that being a part of the TV show gave him the opportunity to meet people and communicate with them closely. He said, “I realized the dreams and aspirations of the common man and it was an exhilarating experience to be on that platform. So, I am not disappointed on losing out on the movies.”
Suresh Gopi said that he shares a very special bond with SAT hospital which is the ideal hospital of the common people. His first child, a daughter was born at SAT hospital and the actor painfully recalled the unfortunate accident which took away the life of his infant daughter at the critical care unit of the medical college hospital nearby.
The parliamentarian said that he did not personally spent money from his pocket to buy the recently installed blood testing apparatus but the advanced equipment was bought with help of the MP fund.
He added that he felt extremely happy about the fact that the equipment which was bought using the tax payers money is proving to be beneficial for poor patients who regularly visit the hospital for treatments.