Mammootty took five thousand tickets of Samskarika Lottery costing five lakhs, which aims to mobilize fund to help artistes by way of welfare fund. The inaugural function of lottery launching by the Kerala government was held at Kochi Durbar hall ground on Saturday. Another superstar Mohanlal had also attended the function.
When Mohanlal went to make a speech, audiences raised voice by expressing their intention that, "If Mammooka takes tickets for 5 lakhs, Lallettan is sure to take lotteries for ten lakhs". But Lal in his usual style said that he has given his support and blessings for the new venture.
Later Mammootty in his speech said that if at all he wins any of the tickets he will donate fifty percent for the artistes welfare fund and the other half for humanitarian programmes. Ministers M.A Baby, Thomas Issac, S.Sharma, actors Dileep, Kalabhavan Mani, Kavya, Bhavana and others took part in the function.