Mammootty to have quiet 56th birthday
Veteran Malayalam superstar Mammootty plans to celebrate his 56th birthday on Monday in a quiet way and says he has made no resolutions for the occasion either.regional movies Updated: Sep 07, 2009 18:04 IST
Veteran Malayalam superstar Mammootty plans to celebrate his 56th birthday on Monday in a quiet way and says he has made no resolutions for the occasion either.
Speaking to IANS over telephone from Chennai, the actor said he prefers to have a quiet birthday.
"I have no birthday resolutions either. I am waiting for my son to arrive from Kochi and my daughter who is in Bangalore is not coming," said Mammootty.
Since his birthday falls during Ramzan this year, the actor, a devout Muslim, plans to remain indoors.
"Today I am taking the day off and tomorrow I am going to Palani (a temple town in Tamil Nadu) for the shooting of Chattambinadu," said the veteran.
Asked if he was expecting to get a national award, with the 55th National Film Awards to be announced later on Monday, Mammootty laughed.
"See, a few days before the awards are announced speculations are aired. I think I have overcome such moments and I only concentrate on what I have undertaken, and such things no longer bother me," said the three-time national award winner.
In a career spanning close to three decades, he has acted in more than 300 Malayalam films besides Hindi, Telegu, Tamil and English.
Apart from his hectic shooting schedules, the actor is also the chairman of the Communist Party of India-Marxist backed Kairali TV channel since its inception in the late nineties.