Mohanlal and Lal Jose, the super actor and the brilliant filmmaker of the Malayalam cinema industry, are sharing cold vibes. Lal Jose opened up about his strained equation with Mohanlal, in the interview given in to Manorama online.
Lal Jose and Mohanlal has earlier associated for the movie named Cousins. The actor has some issues with the production banner and backed out from the project, stating that the climax is not appealing.
Later, the director approached the actor again, during the filming of Blessy's Bhramaram. But, Mohanlal rejected the offer stating that his scripts have nothing new to offer; to the much disappointment of Lal Jose.
The director states that Mohanlal's comment about his script hurted him a lot. Lal Jose remarks that all of his films are based on simple subjects based on real life incidents and he is satisfied with his career so far.
Suresh Balaji, the popular producer who is also the brother-in-law of Mohanlal, had approached Lal Jose to direct a film with Mohanlal in the lead role. But the director again failed to impress Mohanlal with his script; thus returned the advance amount.
Mohanlal, on the other hand, was harshly criticized by his contemporaries, including Sreenivasan and Jagathy Sreekumar, for his dismissive attitude towards the budding filmmakers.
Quoting Jagathy Sreekumar: “the reluctance to experiment with the new thoughts and fresh ideas will badly affect the growth of any well-established actor”