His entry to TV is taking place in the midst of a controversy in the UDF regarding his re-induction into the ministry. There is a strong opposition in the State Congress against his re-entry.into the ministry. Apart from this, the Chief Vip P.C.George has directly come against Ganesh Kumar. Under these circumstances Ganesh Kumar himself has come to a conclusion that it is next to impossible to find a berth in the ministry. The popular program ‘Nammal Thammil’ was being conducted by Sreekandan Nair for a long time. When he left Asianet, John Brittas took over. Now John Britas having left Asianet and rejoined ‘Kairali’, Asianet was on the look out for a new hand. Considering the background of Ganesh Kumar as cine serial actor Asianet thought he fits their bill most.