Two of the biggest heroes of Malayalam cinema — Mammootty and Mohanlal — joined hands last week to launch the ‘community sponsorship programme’ organised by the Jose Thomas Performing Arts Centre (JT PAC) in Kochi. Mohanlal is the chairman of the centre.
The programme enables the members to watch the performances from the top artists from various parts of India for one year.
Artists like Pankaj Udhas, Udit Narayan, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and many other noted names have performed at JT PAC in recent months.
Speaking on the occasion, Mammootty said that he always had dreams about starting such a stage to bring the best performers in the country on to one platform.