Asif Ali shares a note on how Mammootty inspired him to be an actor
As Mammootty completes his 50th year in cinema, many from the film industry have been congratulating him through social medias. Actor Asif Ali has shared a long note on how Mammootty inspired him to be an actor. He also mentioned about the memorable experience of working with the superstar in ‘Jawan of Vellimala’.
Asif Ali’s post reads,
50 Years of Mammookka : A flawless performer! A great human being!
What an amazing fifty years it has been. Mammooka, you’ve by all means been the face of Malayalam Cinema across the globe for the past five decades. Your dedication towards films and your incredible journey still inspires thousands of youngsters to dream of films and achieve that dream. My story was no different. Coming from a family with no cinema background or taste for films, it is by far your influence that shaped me into what I’m today.
It is magical to see how you came into Malayalam cinema and how you evolved into a phenomenal actor with your unmatched talent and hard work.
As a youth, like any other youngster in Kerala, I too had the idea of arranging classy sunglasses and posing like you. This in time turned out to be a dream of someday being on the screen as an actor. By all means it’s a true story of inspiration and pride to have had you as my mentor right from the dawn of my career.
It was one of the most blessed moments in my life to have had the opportunity to work with you in ‘Jawan of Vellimala’. I still fall short to explain the kind of learnings I took back home from you during those days. In fact, I feel that those experiences are the foundation for who I am today.
Today, I learn more than cinema from you. It is with great admiration that I observe how you excel not only in movies, but also wear the cape of a family man, a philanthropist and a socially committed individual!
Ikka, you truly are a flawless performer. But beyond that, you are a great human being!
I wish you all the success to keep exciting us with your charisma!
Mammootty also posted a seperate note thanking everyone for the wishes. He has written,
Completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from everyone. My wonderful colleagues and film fans everywhere. Thank you to each and every one of you