'Who is your favourite among Mammootty and Mohanlal?' Every young and upcoming actor of Mollywood would have faced this question in various interviews and might have had a tough time giving a rather diplomatic answer.
Actor Nivin Pauly too had to face this question once. In fact, this happened way back in 2010, during the press meet of his debut acting venture, Malarvadi Arts Club. The meet was attended by Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Bhagath and Sravan, the lead actors of malarvadi arts Club.
'If Mammootty's and Mohanlal's movies get released on the same day, which actor's movie would you watch on the first day?' This hypothetical question was placed in front of them and interestingly, none of them shied away from giving an answer
Nivin Pauly answered that he would prefer to watch a Mammootty movie. Aju Varghese picked Mohanlal and actor Sravan also opted for Mohanlal movie and hence Nivin Pauly in a lighter tone asked Bhagath also to opt for Mammootty, so as to balance the equation.
Nivin Pauly has admitted in the past that he is a die-hard Mammootty fan. He had also stated that he used to imitate Mammootty's character Sethuramaiyyer, during his college days.
Interstingly, Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan is all set to clash with Mohanlal's Puli Murugan at the box office. Both the films would be releasing on October 7, 2016. It is after a big break that the films of both the actors are releasing on the same day.