Actors Mammootty and Mohanlal have been granted UAE Golden Visas. Chairman Mohammed Ali al-Shorfa al-Hammadi handed over the visa-laden passports to the two at a ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Economic Development Division headquarters this morning. Al Shorafa praised the artistic contributions of Mammootty and Mohanlal. He said he was very happy to be able to issue Golden Visas to the two talents.
Mohanlal said he was very happy to get a 10-year golden visa. It is seen as a recognition for Malayalam cinema itself. This is a big change. He also said that the UAE authorities had promised to do good things for the Malayalam film industry. Mammootty said that the Golden Visa was a gift given to them by Malayalees. Leading businessman who tried to get the Golden Visa was M.A. Both thanked Yusufali.
M.A. in a red Rolls Royce car in the morning. Mammootty and Mohanlal arrived at the Abu Dhabi Economic Development Headquarters with Yusuf Ali. Golden Visas are issued to investors, doctors, notables in various fields, artists and students with academic excellence. Earlier, some Bollywood stars, including Sanjay Dutt, had received Golden Visas, but this is the first time that two stars from Malayalam have received the IU award.