After a rollicking 2009 which saw eight Mammootty films being released, the Malayalam superstar is now planning a month-long break from acting.
"It could be within the country or outside or both. I feel a break would do a world of good to me so I can be back fresh. All work and no rest is tiring," Mammootty told IANS.
The year 2009 was excellent for the actor with eight releases and a variety of roles, besides an honorary doctorate from the Kerala University.
But 2010 began on a sour note with Dhrona bombing at the box office and a public spat with actor Thilakan. The stand-off led to Thilakan being suspended from the Kerala artists' association.
"Lots of things have been said and unsaid on the issue. I wish to keep mum and what I have to say I will within the four walls of our organization," said Mammootty.
But Mammootty has put the year gone behind him. He is now looking forward to the release of his latest film Pramani March 26.
"Pramani is a film which I have lot of hopes and am sure it will bring cheer to all," he said.
After his break, Mammootty will shoot for Amar Akbar Antony, the directorial debut of veteran character and comic artist Jagdeesh.