Mammootty and B Unnikrishnan, the actor-director duo are all set to team up for the second time, very soon. The project, which is yet to get an official title, is expected to go on floors in July. Now, the rumour mills suggest that Mammootty is playing a cop in the highly anticipated project.
As per reports, the project which is touted to be a social thriller will mark the megastar's comeback to police roles after a short gap. Mammootty is reportedly playing a senior police officer in the untitled project, which is scripted by the popular writer Uday Krishna. The B Unnikrishnan directorial is expected to start rolling in July with a pooja ceremony.
Recently, it was rumoured that the Mammootty-B Unnikrishnan project has been dropped. The rumours regarding the untitled project had started doing the rounds after it was confirmed that it will not start rolling in June as planned initially. However, now it has been confirmed that Mammootty will join the project after wrapping up his current project Rorschach.
Earlier, it was also reported that Manju Warrier might play the female lead in the project, thus teaming up with Mammootty once again after the huge success of The Priest. However, grapevine suggests that Manju is not a part of the project anymore due to her busy schedule. Instead, the makers have reportedly approached lady superstar Nayanthara to play the female lead in the film.
Coming to Mammootty's acting career, the megastar is totally busy with promising projects in the pipeline. He will next be seen in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, which marks his first collaboration with director Lijo Jose Pellissery. The veteran actor is teaming up with the director once again for the upcoming Netflix project based on MT Vasudevan Nair. Rorschach, on the other hand, is helmed by Nissam Basheer.