‘Mammootty is my mentor’

Says youth icon Asif Ali, who has a pack of interesting projects, including \'I Love Me\', lined up.

Published: 18th November 2012 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2012 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

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Wedding bells are in the air but the star is still tied down with his shooting schedules. Flying back from ‘I Love Me’ location in Bangkok, Asif Ali who was in Kozhikode discloses his wedding plans and his latest projects.

“I have been to Kozhikode scores of times before my engagement. But now when I come people think I am here to meet Zama,” says Asif who goes on to add that the wedding will be held in May in Kannur. “I must admit I am a changed person after committing to Zama. I have started savings. And personally, I feel I am more disciplined.”

Asif who made his debut in 2009 with ‘Ritu’ says he was a movie freak in his teens. “And when the time came to pick a career I couldn’t think of anything other than acting.” he says.

The actor says that he has a ‘godfather’ in the industry.  “Mammookka has always been a pillar of support. He will ring me up after watching my films to give compliments and suggestions. At one time I had an issue with my dubbing. Then Mammookka took me to his dubbing studio, made me sit beside him and asked me to observe and learn the dubbing mode. This was a special privilege,” he says.  Asif believes that an actor has to accomplish a two fold task to be successful. “You have to take up family oriented films as well as comedy roles. Only then the Malayali audience will accept you,” says the actor.

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