Do Not Spend Money To Honor Me; Says Mammootty To Government

Actor Mammootty told the government to not spend money to honor him on completing half a century in cinema.

By Anoop Sai Bandi, August 12, 2021 15:11 IST

Mammootty says to the government to not spend money to honor him for completing half a century in cinema. Culture Minister Saji Cherian had said in the Assembly that the government would honor Mammootty.
 
The minister had spoken to Mammootty to tell him directly about this. According to the minister, Mammootty said that he does not need respect by spending so much money. Minister Saji Cherian said that Mammootty’s wish is a simple ceremony. He added that it is a moment of happiness for everyone.
 
“His contribution to the cultural sector of Kerala is very progressive. He is a great artist who contributed great ideas. A lot has been done, especially for the secular atmosphere;” said Saji Cherian.
 
Recently, Mammootty celebrated his 50 years of cinema life. Mammootty made his acting debut in a scene with Bahadur in the movie Anubhavangal Paalichakal released on August 6, 1971. Mammootty initially appeared in insignificant roles.
 
Mammootty’s career got a breakthrough with the film Mela directed by KG George in 1980. He has won the National Award for Best Actor three times in his 50 years of acting. Apart from this, Mammootty has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor five times and the Filmfare (South Indian) Award 12 times.
 
On the work front, Mammootty’s upcoming films include Bhishma Parvam, Puzhu, and CBI Five. Bhishma Parvam is a big-budget film directed by Amal Neerad. Bhishmaparvam's next schedule can start only when the shooting in Kerala is fully set. Mammootty and Parvathy Thiruvoth starrer Puzhu and CBI Five are also Mammootty's projects this year.

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