It had been announced some time back that Mammootty and director Nadirshah would be joining hands for a new project. It has now been revealed that the film is going to be titled I Am A Disco Dancer. Apart from the news that the mega star will be playing the lead role, there is no other information available about the film. The filmmakers are keeping all other details under wraps. I Am A Disco Dancer will be bankrolled by Ashiq Usman and scripted jointly by Rajesh Paravoor and Rajesh Panavalli.
While this project is taking shape, Mammootty is busy with his various other acting assignments. The star is expecting the release of two movies – Yathra and Peranbu, both of which are scheduled to hit the marquee in February this year.
The mega star had joined the sets of Pathinettam Padi recently and completed shooting for his portions, confirm sources. While the film will have a set of newbies playing the lead roles, it has Mammootty in an extended cameo. Reports indicate that since it is a very important role in the film the filmmakers had decided to cast the mega star. Mammootty, on the other hand, was impressed with the role and agreed to get onboard. His character is named John Abraham Palackal and the crux of the story falls on him. He will be on the sets of Pathinettam Padi for a few days after which he will be moving over to his other acting assignments. He has also signed a movie with director Joshiy with whom he is associating after a decade.
It may be noted here that Nadirshah made his directorial debut with the Malayalam film Amar Akbar Anthony in 2015 and his second directorial was Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan in 2016. Both these films were big hits. He is currently wielding the megaphone for Mera Naam Shaji, which has Asif Ali, Biju Menon and Baiju playing the lead roles.
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