Earlier, Mammootty had got several offers to star in Sandalwood projects, but he had turned them all down stating that he would act only when he will get good story. But he could not say no to Abhay Simha when he approached him with the story of Shikari.
The Mallu star was impressed by his story and accepted to star in the film Shikari. Meanwhile, he had put some conditions before signing it. One among them was dubbing for Kannada version. Recently, he has done it successfully in Kochi. He has already completed the dubbing for Malayalam version.
The movie Shikari revolves around the experiences of a software engineer. Mammotty plays double roles in the film and he has given life to both the characters, says the director. Meanwhile, he has also dubbed in his own voice for both the roles in both the versions of the film.
However, Shikari has been shot in beautiful locations of Bangalore, Mysore and at a village in Theerthahalli Taluk. Poonam Bajwa, Audithya, Mohan, Neenasam Aswath, Achyutha, Sihi Kahi Chandru and Suresh Krishna are in the cast. The film is said to be releasing in the first week of April.