“People please see this chhota Bheem. It will be a biggest insult of Bheem if this joker plays role of greatest Bheem,” KRK tweeted on Tuesday along with a picture of Mohanlal, who has been cast in the central role in a Rs. 1,000-crore film adaptation of Mahabharata to be told from the viewpoint of Bheem.
Meanwhile, fans of Mohanlal said that they were unaware of KRK’s existence till his tweets about the actor brought him to public attention. “Who is this person called KRK? Where was he before? Never heard of him before. Was he watching Chotta Bheem & eating lollipops at his home?,” said author Anand Neelakantan.
Another user said, “Before Your Comment about Mohan Lal, We Malayalees didn’t even Know Your Name. You should thank Mohanlal for making you famous in South India.”
KRK, being KRK, was unmoved by the tremendous outpouring of fury his tweets provoked, and continued to post defences of himself, even calling himself a bigger star.