Playing the real farmer

Special Correspondent, KOTTAYAM, July 18, 2013

Actor Mammootty is always at his best, both on-screen and off-screen. Remember the movie ‘Valsalyam’ in which he brilliantly played the role of an ordinary farmer shouldering the burdens of a middle class family in Kerala? He is a farmer in real life too.

On Wednesday, he came to his paddy field at Cheepunkal to oversee the transplantation of seedlings. The actor, who owns more than ten acres of paddy field at Cheepunkal, said farming was not a hobby for him. “I come from a traditional agricultural family. I take it with all its seriousness,” he said. He also urged the young generation to take up agriculture.