Asked about a hospital project in Bangalore he is reportedly
part of, Mammootty said: "I am not into the project. My
son and daughter are into a boutique hospital, Motherhood, in
Bangalore, which will soon open. I have no role in that."
He said his business interests include a distribution company
called Playhouse, and he is hopeful of venturing into film production
"Hopefully it (production) should happen next year. It
would not just be limited to my films," he said.
Does he have plans to direct as well?
"Right now, I know one job, with which I am fine,"
he said, smiling.
The superstar, who turned 57 last month, was dismissive of
reported problems in the Malayalam film industry.
"Tell me one industry where there are no problems. Whatever
problems are there are similar to the problems faced elsewhere,"
Speaking about his role in "August 15", he said it
was based on the film "August 1", which released 22
"I play Perumal, a police officer, and the film is an
investigative thriller. Repeating a character makes it easy
because in the new film, this character need not be introduced
again. This film has a totally different script," he said.
So what does the veteran of three decades feel about working
with heroines much younger to him?
"Thank you very much," he said, ducking the question.
"Our interview is over and we are breaking for lunch!"