Mammootty and Mohanlal seem to have lost their shine, after the recent IT raids. They were all these years able to hold on to their crystal clear righteous image built on their "larger than life on screen image".
Now that image has taken a beating and ordinary folks have realised that their 'screen idols were god’s with clay feet'. Mammootty's political aspiration of getting into the Rajya Sabha has received a
setback. The megastar who is a left sympathiser has built bridges with the Congress.
Mohanlal on the other hand who was close to buying a stake in Kochi Tuskers, will have to put his IPL dreams on hold.
More shocking for him is his 'bete noire' Sukumar Azhikode has started a campaign asking Defence Minister AK Antony to withdraw his honorary commission to the Territorial Army.
Meanwhile at the box-office both Mammootty and Mohanlal were finding it difficult to churn out solo hits by themselves.
In 2011 Mammootty had four flops in a row, while Mohanlal’s multi-starrers like Christian Brothers and China Town salvaged his career.
The Malayalam film industry feels that the raids will be professionally a setback for the actors. Maximum cash has been recovered from Mammootty's places while Mohanlal has to answer to a lot of questionable real estate deals.
Both the stars who are under the IT scanner will be questioned this week, bringing them more under the media glare.