The majority of people will surely agree that Mammootty is one of the most handsome actors in Indian cinema. Despite his age (55), he looks very young, smart and strikingly handsome and maintains a masculine charm compared to his competitors Mohanlal or Jayaram of the same age. Perhaps the reason is that Mammootty is very particular about dieting and maintaining his physique. Notably, a few years ago 'Vanitha', one of the leading magazines in Malayalam, selected Mammootty as the actor with the most sex appeal.
Interestingly, 'young' Mammootty's latest film to be directed by Girish is titled Handsome! In this film, Mammootty will play a high profile techie in the IT city of Bangalore. Director Girish, a former assistant of noted director Shyamaprasad, had narrated his script to Mammootty while he was assisting Shyamaprasad during the shoot of Ore Kadal.
"Only Mammootty can play the title role in the commercial thriller Handsome, which is about the IT culture and its pitfalls in a city like Bangalore. He is playing Vysakh, a techie," Girish said. It will be a complete thriller with series of events. The producer is Hussain, who last produced Arabikatha under the banner of Micro Coms. The shoot of Handsome will begin in March in Bangalore.
Mammootty is currently at the sets of Pattanathil Bhootham, a comic thriller directed by Johny Antony. Kavya Madhavan, who is leaving the film industry after her marriage on February 5th, is the heroine. After this, Mammootty will complete the final portions of director Hariharan's magnum opus historical Pazhassi Raja about Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja.