Lal Jose, the hitmaker of Mollywood, had once rejected Megastar Mammootty. The director opened up about the funny incident in the television show JB Junction, which was recently telecasted in Kairali TV.
The incident happened while Lal Jose was preparing to make his directorial debut. Sreenivasan, the actor-writer had started the scripting for the movie. Around that time, the dubbing session of Azhakiya Ravanan was progressing in Chennai.
At that time, Lal Jose, who was assisting Kamal, accompanied Mammootty to the dubbing studio. Mammootty enquired about his future plans, and the director opened up about his directorial debut.
Later, during the filming of Udyanapalakan, Mammootty expressed his desire to work in Lal Jose's movie, to the much surprise of Lal Jose. But the director immediately rejected the actor.
Mammootty, who was completely shocked with the director's reply, funnily warned that he won't act in any of the director's movies again. Later, he changed his decision as he started sharing a great rapport with Mammootty.
According to Lal Jose, he was extremely nervous about his debut movie and didn't want to cast a superstar in the film. But his debut film Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, in which Mammootty essayed the lead, was a blockbuster.