Mammootty reminisces about his meeting with Anthony Bourdain

In a lengthy Facebook post, South actor Mammootty shared about his meeting with Anthony on the sets of his 2010 film Pokkiri Raja.

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Mammootty reminisces about his meeting with Anthony Bourdain

Mammootty reminisces about his meeting with Anthony Bourdain

Everyone was stunned over the suicides of two celebrities, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain was one of the few celebrity chefs who passed away on Friday leaving everyone in deep shock. The celebrity chef was found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday. He was 61. Twitter reacted to Bourdain’s death and pleaded for those contemplating suicide to reach out for help. In a lengthy Facebook post, South actor Mammootty shared about his meeting with Anthony on the sets of his 2010 film Pokkiri Raja.

“When I first met Anthony Bourdain, during the shoot of “Pokkiri Raja”, I admit, I wasn’t as familiar as my family was with his show. I remember having a great time shooting with Mr Bourdain and he especially loved the Puttu and Meen curry made from home(sic),” he recalled the moment.

His post further read, “When we visited America afterwards, his entire team gave me the warmest welcome in New York and took us on a tour of their offices and production facilities. It gave me great pride to see clippings of Malayalam Newspapers of our shoot together pinned all over their office walls.”

When I first met Anthony Bourdain , during the shoot of “Pokkiri Raja”, I admit, I wasn't as familiar as my family was…

Posted by Mammootty on Friday, June 8, 2018

Dulquer Salmaan also expressed his condolence, “Shocked to hear about @Bourdain! #KateSpade and now #AnthonyBourdain. My father and I have visited his office in NYC. Lots of warmth from his team. Extremely sad to hear the news. Was a huge fan (sic),” he tweeted.

On the work front, Mammootty will be seen in a biopic on Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy. To be directed by Mahi Raghava, the biopic on Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy has been titled Yatra. The makers recently released the first poster of the film featuring Mammootty. There were reports that actress Nayanthara will play the female lead role in the film. However, no official confirmation regarding the cast has been made yet.

Mammootty was last seen in ‘Uncle’ directed by Gireesh Damodar. The film released last month and received mixed reviews from the audience. The plot of the film revolved around the struggles faced by the girls who study outside Kerala. Uncle, directed by debutant Girish Damodar, was jointly produced by actor Joy Mathew and Sajay Sebastian.

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