Recently 66th National film awards were announced, Ayushmann Khuranna and Vicky Kaushal bagged best Actor awards of the year. This announcement did not go well with the fans of Mammootty, who has been expecting an award for their Hero for Peranbu movie. Mammootty's fans started social media war with hashtags supporting Peranbu and Mammootty.
Things started getting worse after some fans abused the social media handle of Jury Chairman Rahul Rawail. The comments section under his posts is full of derogatory abuses for ignoring Mammootty's performance in Peranbu.
After this social attack, Rahul Rawail wrote to Mammootty seeking his intervention. He made clear that Jury's decision is final and no one has the right to question them. According to Rahul Pernabu got rejected by the regional panel itself.
Rahul Rawail has shared the text written to Mammootty, which reads,
Mr.Mammoty. There has been a lot of ‘hate mail’, that to extremely nasty, that I have been receiving from your fans, or so-called fan clubs, as to why you were not given the National Award as Best Actor for the film ‘Peranbo’. Let me set the record straight:
Firstly, NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO QUESTION A JURY DECISION.
Secondly, your film ‘Peerambu’ had been REJECTED by the Regional Panel and hence did not contend in the Central Panel.
Your fans and/or devotees should stop fighting a lost cause. ‘
Never question a Jury!
Mammootty, on his part, apologized for the fans’ behaviour. He has also added that whatever had happened is without his knowledge.
Reply from Mammootty:
‘Sorry, sir. I have no knowledge about it
Still, I apologize for what had happened’