Mollywood’s megastar Mammootty has asserted that he never enjoyed any political ambitions and never even thought of entering politics at any stage in his career. After debuting in Malayalam films in the early seventies, the 62-year old Mammootty is still going strong after completing four decades in films and winning various national and other awards along the way for his acting prowess.
Reports in the local media in Kerala said a few weeks back that Mammootty might take to politics and might contest the Lok Sabha elections, due early next year, from a prominent Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala on behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Though Mammootty is a known a Left sympathiser , the recent reports of the actor turning to politics full time created a huge excitement in Mollywood circles , as unlike what happens in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu, film stars rarely play direct part in politics in Kerala and most even don’t comment in public about the political developments in the State.
Mammootty was asked about the report during the sidelines of a recent event he attended. Setting the record straight, Mammootty said “I have nothing to do with what appeared in some sections of the press; as far as I’m concerned, I never nursed any political ambitions. I appeal to my fans and others not to be taken in by such news items which are published without verifying the origin!”