Yes, Mammootty is soon to try his hand at science journalism as a columnist in a publication. Wondering what we’re talking about? What else – of course we’re talking about a movie!
The megastar’s upcoming movie, which is to be directed by Jamal, former assistant to Joshiy, has him playing a science columnist. The shooting of the movie is set to feature locations like Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Kochi. The cast and crew details of this flick hasn’t been revealed yet.
However, there is one piece of rumour flying about that like many of his past flicks, Mammootty will be sporting a very different look for this film.
In any case, this movie would be shot after he finishes up with the movie Varsham to be directed by Ranjith Shankar.
So, as of now, the iconic actor has several movies in the pipeline including Manglish directed by Salam Baapu, Venu’s Munnariyippu and Ajay Vasudev’s Rajadhi Raja, which he is currently filming for.
Not to put a damper on things but Mammukka really needs a hit now as his previous few films sort of fizzled at the box office and left the fans disappointed to say the least. And many of these, inevitably almost, were highly anticipated ones like the Aashiq Abu ‘all style and no substance’ extravaganza Gangster.
Well, it’s not like an actor of his calibre and popularity needs to prove anything anymore, but there’s only so much the star value of any hero can take when there are consistent commercial disasters in their track record.
Let’s hope the movies that are about to come out, which are as diverse as they can be – a suspense thriller, a comedy, a mass entertainer, a drama and the yet uncategorized Jamal one – prove to be the saving grace for the legendary and beloved star.
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