As plans are on to film a movie on the life and times of Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the erstwhile King of Travancore, with Mammotty donning the historic character, the Megastar has already appeared in a advertisement with similar dress codes and backdrops of the famed Raja. Mammootty is in the lead of the ads for the Pothys textiles which is getting ready to start its first outlet in the capital city of kerala. The advertisement in the scripts of 'Urumi' fame Shankar Ramakrishnan is directed by Jetty Jerry who had earlier directed Tamil films like Ullasam.
It is learned that as the outlet is in Thiruvananthapuram. with the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple now becoming the cynosure of all eyes, the directors of Pothy's were keen to create an ad with a Travancore Raja in the frames. Malayalam star Jagathi Sreekumar and 'Dev D' fame Mahie Gille also share the screen time with Mammooty in this bug budget ad.