It is a fact that many Malayalam actors have that inherent wish
in them to direct a film, one day or the other. Mammootty is no
different and it is not known to many that the popular Malayalam
actor had once wished to helm a popular film.
It was in a recent interview given to RJ Maathukutty that the
actor opened up about the wish he had to direct none other than
Kollywood's superstar Rajinikanth.
The actor stated that he wished to direct the film
Bhoothakkannadi with actor Rajinikanth in the lead role.
In fact, Mammootty even narrated the story to Rajinikanth but
disappointingly the project didn't take off. Importantly, Mammootty
and Rajinikanth had previously teamed up for the movie
Thalapathi, directed by Mani Ratnam.
Interestingly, it was Mammooty himself who starred in
Bhoothakkannadi, that released in the year 1997. The film
also paved way for the directorial debut of Lohithadas, who had
also penned the script for the movie.
Mammootty played the role of a character named Vidyadharan, a
common man, who lands up in prison. The actor received wide praises
for his performance in the film.