Kochi: Malayalam cinema's priceless actor Mohanlal received the 'Newsmaker 2016' award of Manorama News as an audience of dignified personalities watched. Directors Joshiy, Fazil, Sathyan Anthikad and Sibi Malayil jointly presented the award.
Accepting it, Mohanlal said he responded sincerely to every issue without worrying about the impact of his response. He added that criticism was natural when debating with people through blogs. But criticism does not weaken him, Mohanlal said, asserting that criticism as well as eulogy affected him the same way.
Manorama News 'Newsmaker 2016' was organized in cooperation with Federal Bank. Malayala Manorama deputy editor and MMTV director Jayant Mammen Mathew, Federal Bank senior vice-president N V Sunny and news director of Manorama News Johny Lukose attended.
Manorama News audience worldwide voted through SMS and also online to choose Mohanlal as Newsmaker 2016.