Actor mammootty met former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya in Columbo. Jayasuriya, who was also the newly appointed ambassador of Sri Lanka’s tourism brand, welcomed Mammootty and hailed him as ‘true superstar’. He also said that he welcomes all Indian stars to shoot in Sri Lanka. Also read: Dulquer Salmaan about collaboration with father Mammootty in film: ‘Daddy has to call’
Jayasuriya shared a few photos of their meeting, took to Twitter and wrote: “It was an honor to meet Senior Malayalam Actor @mammukka. Sir you are a true superstar. Thank you for coming to Sri Lanka. I would like to wish all Indian invite stars and friends to visit #VisitSriLanka to enjoy our country (sic).”
Mammootty is in Sri Lanka shooting his upcoming anthology film, Kadugannawa Oru Yatrakuripp, which is being directed by Ranjith MT Vasudevan. It will premiere live on Netflix.
Mammootty was recently featured in Malayalam action thriller CBI 5: The Brain. Directed by K Madhu and script by SN Swamy, CBI 5: The Brain marks the fifth installment of the popular investigative franchise, in which Mammootty played the role of Sethurama Iyer CBI.
Other films in the franchise include Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Jagratha, Sethurama Iyer CBI and Nerariyan CBI. He was also recently featured in the Malayalam thriller Puzhu, which premiered live on Sony LIV. He is currently waiting for the release of Telugu movie Agent in which he plays a key role.
Recently, Mammootty was in Dubai along with Mohanlal to receive the UAE Golden Visa. Introduced in 2019 by the government of the UAE, the gold visa allows the recipient to live and work in the country for a period of 10 years without the need for a national sponsor.
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