Nivin Pauly, the new crowd puller of Malayalam movie industry is undoubtedly the hot favourite of all the young film-makers and producers. But things are not the same with the seniormost directors of the industry.
Senior director Sibi Malayil's fallout with Nivin Pauly is not a secret in Mollywood. The director was rumoured to be highly disappointed with Nivin's disrespectful behavior and has pledged to not work with him in future.
It was also rumoured that some popular directors and writers of the industry, are reluctant to work with Nivin, due to his cold equation with Sibi Malayil. But at the same time, he has worked with Sathyan Anthikad, who also belong to the seniors league.
Reportedly, scenarists Bobby-Sanjay, who are the close associates of Sibi Malayil, initially rejected the Nivin Pauly starrer Lal Jose project, as they were not ready to work with him. It took a long time for the director, to convince them to associate with the project.
In the recent Manorama News Maker chat show, senior director Harikumar slammed Nivin, stating that the young actor has zero respect for the senior directors. The show was aired on January 2nd, in Manorama News channel.
Harikumar alleged that Nivin Pauly fooled some seniormost film-makers of the industry by promising them that he would attend the story discussions. He also alleged that the young actor once verbally abused a senior film-maker.
Nivin Pauly, who was also present at the show, denied the allegations stating that it is just a misunderstanding. He also apologized to the directors, for his rude behaviour and stated that it was not intentional.
Here we bring you the 10 infamous rivalries of Malayalam movie industry... Have a look
Mohanlal-Sreenivasan Cold War
Mohanlal-Sreenivasan duo's cold war is still not over. Rumour mills suggest that Mohanlal pressurised Sreeni to re-write a script, in a way which suits his star image. However, it didn't go well with the writer, who chose not to work with Lal anymore.
The once best friends turned into enemies, upon a small issue. In an interview, Mammootty blamed himself for the rivalry but also revealed that he is still unaware of the actual issue. But Murali passed away suddenly when Mammootty was trying hard for a reconciliation.
Mohanlal-Suresh Gopi Fallout
Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi started sharing cold vibes, after Suresh allegedly backed out from Kadathanadan Ambadi, for New Delhi, without informing the crew. Suresh has badmouthed Lal in several interviews; while Lal chose to maintain a dignified silence. But they still act together.
Mammootty-Suresh Gopi Clash
The reason behind Mammootty-Suresh Gopi clash is still unknown. But Suresh revealed that he has no respect for Mammootty in one of his TV shows, to the much shock of the industry. The issue also affected the production of the multi-starrer The King And The Commissioner.
Mohanlal-Jagathy Sreekumar Cold War
It is a surprising entry into the list. But, it is a fact that Mohanlal and Jagathy had creative differences. Once, the duo even went on the extent of deciding not to work together anymore. But later, they sorted out the differences.
The friendship between the once soul buddies soured, after Jayaram started demanding full-bound scripts before signing the projects. Rajasenan bashed Jayaram in all possible ways and pledged not to work with him again.
Thilakan-Mammootty Verbal Fight
Thilakan's clash with the actor's association AMMA, led into a cold war between Mammootty and the veteran actor. Thilakan alleged that Mammootty's is conspiring against him; which didn't go well with the mega star. Later, he withdrew his statements.
Suresh Gopi-Jayaram Fallout
Suresh Gopi is undoubtedly the king of cold wars. He was once very close to Jayaram and his wife Parvathy, whom he still considers to be a sisterly figure. But later, Parvathy herself revealed that the relationship soured due to some silly reasons.
Unni Mukundan-Major Ravi Fight
Unni Mukundan allegedly slapped director Major Ravi, once the director started abusing him verbally. According to Unni, Major was insulting him and his family without any reason and obviously it didn't go well with him.
Jayaram-Prathap Pothen Social Media War
Prathap bashed Jayaram, calling him uncouth and a racist moron. The issue started when Jayaram's son Kalidas rejected Prathap Pothen's directorial venture, stating that he is not interested in working with old directors. Jayaram later filed a complaint against Prathap for the abusive post.