If you think each and every person in Kerala today is busy celebrating Onam, the ultimate festival for all Malayalees all over the world, you are mistaken! Of course, there will be many who cannot participate in the colourful celebrations due to many reasons, mainly physical. But what do you say if superstar Mammootty does not join the celebrations due to an avoidable, petty reason: too busy schedule shooting! We can only say, "Alas!"
Mammootty, who is now busy shooting for his upcoming venture Maya Bazaar, says that he has so much work that he can't think of taking a break during this festive season. "Yes, I am on the Ramzan fast, but I just cannot afford to sit idle on this pretext. Even on Friday, which is Thiru Onam day, the most important day for all Keralites, I am busy shooting," Mammootty said.
Mammootty, who turned 55 last Sunday, was able to spend time with his family, only because the shooting of the film was taking place in his hometown. Don't you think that is a little too much?
Apart from Maya Bazaar (directed by Thomas Sebastian) scheduled to release for Ramzan on October 1 or 2, Mammootty is also busy shooting for internationally-acclaimed director Shaji N. Karun's Kuttyshranku and his much-anticipated magnum opus Pazhassi Raja, a historical film about Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, being directed by Hariharan. Mammootty's other projects include Rafi-Mecartin duo's Love in Singapore and debutant director Aashiq Abu's Daddy Cool.