Mammootty has a great fan following among
the film industry. Asif Ali, the young actor recently opened up
about his equation with Mammootty in the recent I Me
Myself programme aired in Manorama channel.
The actor states that Mammootty is a godfather, who has always
guided him in both his personal and professional lives. Asif Ali
says that the big M treats him like a family member and considers
himself as lucky for that.
It was Mammootty who made him aware about the importance of
getting married at the right time. Even when he announced his
decision to launch a production house, Mammootty guided him with
He also shared his happiness about how his little son Adam Ali
become close to Mammootty, during the Kohinoor audio launch. Adam spend
the entire evening with Mammootty; to the much surprise of Asif and
his wife Zama.
According to Asif Ali, Mammootty is the most misinterpreted
person of the industry. Asif revealed that he had many
misconceptions about the megastar before meeting him; but later
realised that he is a gem of a person.
Interestingly, Asif Ali's debut movie Rithu was distributed by Mammootty's
Playhouse. The role which Asif played in the movie was originally
written for Dulquer Salmaan; which he turned down
as he was not ready for acting.