Mammootty is already a well-known actor in India and has received the National Award for best actor thrice. So it was not surprising when the elite writer and socialite Shobha De confessed in public that she is an ardent fan of the great actor. She was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 'Bollywood and Beyond' festival in Germany.
Mammootty played the protagonist in Ore Kadal which won the audience award in the festival. De congratulated director Shyamaprasad on winning the award and said that it is a shining example that more people are now realizing that Indian cinema has much more to offer than Bollywood movies.
De also asked Shyamaprasad to let Mammootty know that she is his fan.