There have been reports that cinematographer turned director Amal Neerad will be directing Mammootty in the biopic on Kunjali Marikkar. Quashing the news as mere rumours, Amal Neerad pointed out that it was baseless and wondered where such gossip cropped up from.
Currently busy wielding the megaphone for the Fahadh Faasil starrer Trance which is being directed by Anwar Rasheed, Amal said that he will not be directing the biopic as reported by a section of the media.
According to reports, August Cinemas will be producing the biopic on Kunjali Marikkar and the groundwork for it is currently on. It is said that an official announcement about the film would be made on Mammootty’s birthday on September 7.
Mammootty has had two releases – The Great Father and Puthan Panam – this year and his next would be Masterpiece and Pullikaran Staraa. While Amal Neerad has denied being associated with the project, there are reports doing the rounds that Shankar Ramakrishnan, the famous actor and writer, would be making his debut as a director with this biopic.
It may be mentioned here that Shankar Ramakrishnan had directed the light and sound show for the Department Of Kerala Tourism Development and Archaeological Survey Of India, which was based on Kunjali Marikkar and Mammootty had done the voice-over for it.
Reports say that several leading stars, including international actors, would be a part of this mega budget project. Details about the star cast and technical crew will be revealed very soon, say sources. Meanwhile, Mammootty has a slew of films in his kitty including Kozhi Thankachan, CBI 5, Raja 2, Parole, and Streetlights in various stages of production. With Mammootty’s birthday just a few days away, his fans are waiting eagerly to know more about the Kunjali Marikkar biopic.
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