MCA Nazer -Middle East head of Media One TV- posed a query to Mammootty pertaining to his ‘arrogance’.

Asking Mammootty about his arrogant attitude was not meant to offend says journalist
news Entertainment Friday, November 11, 2016 - 14:50

When MCA Nazer -Middle East head of Media One TV- posed a query to South Indian superstar Mammootty pertaining to his ‘arrogance’, little did he know it would go viral on social media.

On Monday at the Sharjah International Book Fair, where Mammootty was invited to interact with his fans, this was what Nazer asked:

“Would it not be nice if you tried to change the public’s perception that you are innately arrogant and proud in your behaviour? It is not as easy to get close to Mammootty as one can with Mohanlal. There is a general feeling that Mammukka is not people-friendly…can you not change that?”

Without missing a beat, Mammootty replied: “Who should be the one to change this common notion… me or those who nurture it?” The audience responded with a big round of applause.

As he was leaving the dais, Mammootty did not forget to take a parting shot at Nazer: “The masses should change this general feeling about me….at least for his (Nazer’s) sake!”

Later, there were reports that claimed Mammootty was not at all pleased with what happened, and that he reportedly sought to avoid Media One reporters at other events that he took part in Sharjah. The actor’s meeting with one of his school teachers had made the headlines, and it was alleged that Media One reporters were deliberately kept in the dark.

Speaking to online news portal South Live, Nazer said it was never his intention to insult the actor:

“I love the actor in Mammootty, but that does not mean I will ask only feel-good questions. I have done two interviews with Mohanlal, but as an actor, I prefer Mammootty over him. But Mohanlal as a person does make us love him more. During the shoot of Pathemaari (a Mammootty-starrer), he was not ready to give a news byte, even after a three-hour wait. Why should he fear unpleasant queries? His last remark particularly hurt me. I just wanted to initiate a healthy debate. The question was never intended to hurt him.”

 

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