Malayalam superstar Mammootty was in Bangalore on Sunday to launch
his first Kannada movie Shikari, which is a bilingual
film. The south Indian actor seemed very excited to shoot his debut
movie in Kannada, which is being directed by Abhaya Simha and
produced by K Manju.
After launching Shikari on Sunday afternoon in the
city, Mammootty spoke about why he accepted the project. "I loved
the script. It drew me to say yes almost automatically. The added
advantage was the fact that there is a young able director and a
good producer backing the script. I always wanted to do a Kannada
film, which is why I said yes to this bilingual project," DNA's
After Hrs Bangalore quotes Mammootty as saying.
However, Shikari is a dream project of award winner
director Abhaya Simha. Mammootty is playing an IT professional in
the film, which is set in the pre-Independence era. It deals with
the pre- and post-independence conditions in India. The film bosses
are still in search of a suitable actress for the role of the lead
lady. Aditya, Mohan, Rangayana Raghu are in the other cast.