Mammootty, the big M of Malayalam movie
industry, is reportedly all set to play the lead role in veteran
director Mani Ratnam's next movie. The movie is
expected to start rolling from July 2016.
According the sources close to Mammootty, Mani Ratnam has
already approached him with the offer and the actor is extremely
keen about the project. Mammootty has earlier acted in Mani
Ratnam's landmark movie Thalapathi, along with
As per the reports, Mammootty has been approached for the same
project in which Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is roped
in to play the female lead. AR Rahman will compose the music and PC
Sreeram will handle the cinematography for the movie.
Mani Ratnam has always mentioned that he has a huge admiration
for Mammootty. The director was very keen to cast the actor in his
classic movie Iruvar. But Mammootty backed out from the
project as he felt that he is not suitable for the role.
Thalapathi, the only collaboration of Mani Ratnam and
Mammootty, is considered as one of the finest films of South Indian
Cinema. It is doubtlessly one of the best films made by Mani
If things fall in place, the South Indian Cinema will be able to
witness a legendary team working together for a project, soon.
Audience and media are eagerly waiting for an official confirmation
from Mammootty and Mani Ratnam.