Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will be commissioned into the Territorial Army on Thursday by army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor in the rank of Lt Colonel.
Speaking to IANS over telephone from Delhi, Mohanlal said: "I am certainly happy and am looking forward to it."
The 49-year-old actor had in October said that he was interested in joining the Territorial Army. Rules had to be amended to accommodate the national award winning actor as men above the age of 42 are not eligible to join the volunteer force.
Last year former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev had joined the Territorial Army.