As Mammootty completes 50 years in film industry, Dulquer Salmaan pens a heartwarming note for his father
Megastar Mammootty has today, completed 50 years in the Malayalam movie industry. On the same day in 1971, he made his debut with Anubhavangal Paalichakal. As the actor completes 50 years in the industry, fans and his colleagues are pouring in their wishes for the actor on social media. Mammootty’s actor son Dulquer Salmaan also penned a lengthy note for his father. He also shared an old picture of Mammootty and a childhood picture of the Kurup actor with his dad.
In the post, Dulquer wrote how his father always dreamt big and never gave up. He also wrote that his father is still dreaming bigger of being better every day.
The excerpt from his post read: “Of loving cinema and the craft more than any actor I’ve met. Of inspiring millions. Of influencing generations. Of leading only by example. Of sticking to your morals and traditions irrespective of the times. Of being a stickler for quality. Of upholding relationships. Of being virtuous. Of valuing integrity. Of never taking short cuts. Of being the gold standard. Of running your own race. Of being a real life hero.”.
He added, “Every day I count my blessings. Cause I get to see touch and hold the man outside of celluloid. And witness his life. Live under his greatness. His light. Experience the warmth and love people have for you. Hear your stories from the people whose lives you’ve touched. I could write a book on you. But for now I’ll stop at this.”
Dulquer further wrote, “There was once a boy whose eyes lit up when he discovered the magical world of the movies. He dreamed of being a part of it and pursued it relentlessly. And from when he got his first chance he worked tirelessly to make his mark. To make it count. For he values it. He maintains to this day he needs cinema more than cinema needs him. And no matter what heights he reaches, he makes his mountain only grow taller. Those who know him, know he’s still climbing and will never stop. That mountain of being the best actor he can possibly be.”
Take a look at his post here.
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This is indeed a sweet note, isn’t it?