Suresh Gopi, the Malayalam actor and politician who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi after being diagnosed with pneumonia, told mediapersons on Tuesday that he will resume his election campaign only after taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
The 62-year-old actor, however, has not tested positive for Covid-19. He was discharged from the hospital and has been advised to rest for 10 days.
“The doctors are analysing the state of my health and when I’ll be able to take the vaccine,” the 62-year-old actor told mediapersons.
Suresh, who fell sick while shooting for his upcoming Malayalam crime thriller film Paappan, was diagnosed with pneumonia on March 11. He had been undergoing treatment at Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi.
Suresh recently finished shooting for Malayalam action thriller film Kaaval. The production design controller of the film, Sanju Padiyur, had earlier told Silverscreen India that the actor was yet to finish dubbing for his portions that were scheduled for next month. The film is directed by Nithin Renji Panicker and produced by Joby George under the banner of Goodwill Entertainments.
The actor will also be seen in Ottakkomban, a Malayalam action family drama film directed by Mathews Thomas. The film will also star Biju Menon, who will be sharing screen space with Suresh after 11 years since their last film Raama Raavanan (2010). Ottakkomban will be Suresh’s 250th film and will be produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under the banner of Mulakuppadam Films.
The actor, who was last seen in the 2020 Malayalam comedy-drama Varane Avashyamund, is a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha representing the Bharatiya Janata Party. He will be contesting from Thrissur in the upcoming Kerala Legislative Assembly elections.
The Kerala Assembly polls will be held on April 6 in a single phase across 140 constituencies. It will coincide with Tamil Nadu’s Legislative Assembly elections. The counting of votes is scheduled to take place on May 2.