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.