Superstar Mammootty is still looking for an suitable house to buy in Kochi. Now he is staying in a rented house at Kadavanthara, Kochi. He owns a house in Chennai at Raja Annamalaipuram.
After Parunthu, which got a mixed response from audiences, Mammootty is pinning all his hopes on his upcoming family entertainer Maya Bazaar, scheduled to release for Ramzan on October 1 or 2. The film has started its post-production work. In the film written by T.A Razak, Mammootty plays the role of 'Akkiri' Ramesh who buys old cars, dismantles them and sells the spare parts, operating out of Maya Bazaar, the market where spare parts are sold.
Rajan P. Dev will play the role of his father, while Salim Kumar and Sooraj Venjaranmoodu will be his friends. Maya Bazaar has some new faces, Sheela of Elavattam fame will be one of the heroines. Another actress in an important role in the movie is Tisca Chopra, who has acted in Taare Zameen Par and Hyderabad Blues 2.
Mammootty's other most-talked-about projects are Love in Singapore and Pazhassi Raja, a historical film about Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja. Pazhassi Raja is being directed by Hariharan and Mammootty plays the title role. In Love in Singapore, to be directed by the Rafi-Mecartin duo, Mammootty will play the role as a junk-dealer 'Machchu', who by dint of his hard work, becomes very rich. The film is slated to begin in October and scheduled for release in January next year.