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