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 Rajinikanth.
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 Ratnam.
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.