Sreenivasan had apparently approached Mohanlal to star in Padmasree Bharath Dr Saroj Kumar. However, Mohanlal declined the offer as their last film together did not do well at the box office.
It is now being speculated that in his film Padmasree Bharath Dr Saroj Kumar, he deliberately took a dig at Mohanlal by poking fun of Mohanlal"s age, paunch, IT raids in his house, his production house and even his Colonel status. The buzz doing the rounds is that Sreenivasan had taken revenge on superstar Mohanlal by picking on him in the film
Mohanlal"s confidant Antony Perumbavoor reportedly called up S Kumar, the films cinematographer and expressed his anger over the remarks made on Mohanlal.
However, Sreenivasan continues to say that the film was only a satire meant in good humour and added that his new film was not a sequel to Udayanannu Tharam.