Talking to Times of India, Roshan Andrews said, "I was shocked to see stories centring on that one interview, and headlines that screamed 'Let Mammootty come to me if he wants to do a film with me'. If you listen to the interview, you will know that I've not in the least challenged Mammootty. My statement has been contrived to suit the imagination of those who spread such rumours."
Meanwhile, the director also took to his Facebook account to clear the air. He wrote, "There is fake news spreading in online world about my comments about Mammootty in a radio interview. The interview is misinterpreted totally." He added, "I respects Mammootty and his acting talent a lot and actually we are in discussion with Mammootty for an upcoming project. It is clearly a targeted attack to diminish the tremendous success of Mumbai Police."
Roshan Andrews also posted, "If anyone got misunderstood with that fake news then please listen to the following original clip so that you will know what is the truth (http://one.in/19rlwj1)." He says that, he would take legal action against those spreading rumours. "I'm currently discussing the same with my lawyers. I'll also approach the cyber cell to deal with the rumours being spread online," TOI quotes him as saying.