If once Sumalatha, Suhasini, Shobhana, Saritha, Seema and others used to be his onscreen pair, then the latest entrant into the list is non other than Lakshmi Rai. Post the success of To Harihar Nagar, the actress has been much in demand. The actress who had earlier worked with Mammootty in Annan Thambi and Parunthu has been signed a third time for the forthcoming Malayalam movie Chattambinadu.
This Shafi directed movie to be produced by Anto Joseph will soon commence shooting in Pollachi and is slated to release during the Christmas season this year. Is Lakshmi's fortune shining bright or has Mammootty got a new sweetheart?