The official Facebook page of actor Mohanlal, which was created on June 3, is now the fastest growing and most subscribed to page of a Malayalee on Facebook.
In two months, the page has amassed a whopping 3.19 lakh subscribers, a trend that even surprised Facebook authorities, say people behind the page.
Though there are no official statistics about the numero uno status of Lal’s page, it is learnt that no other Malayalee has ever crossed 3 lakh-subscriber mark on Facebook.
Dr Ashley Mulamoottil, a medico who gives free diagnosis on Facebook is believed to be the second most followed Malayalee on the social networking sites. He has 2.5 lakh followers.
The removal of the unofficial Mohanlal fans page and its merger with the official one has helped the page grow, said Sajeev Soman, one of Mohanlal’s friends, who helped the actor get active on the web world as well.“The day after the official Mohanlal page was created it received some 20,000 ‘Likes.’
Facebook officials were really surprised about the growth of the page and immediately contacted us.
When they discovered that the page was being accessed by Mohanlal himself, they removed all the unofficial pages and merged the subscribers within those pages into the official page,” Sajeev Soman said.
Mohanlal recently posted a comment about the overwhelming response he had received on Facebook. “I am so happy to see the number of Likes/hits on this page.
The credit goes to the Facebook team for removing all the unauthorised sites and at the same time bringing me all my friends/fans who had unknowingly followed me on fake sites,” he said.
Statistics on the page say it has the most subscribers from Dubai and many of them are aged between 18 and 24. Mohanlal’s page was inaugurated by the actor himself at the shooting location of the movie Run Baby Runin Kochi.