Some days back we reported that mega star Mammootty is all set to join hands with master director Mani Ratnam again after the success of Thalapathy in which they worked together for the first and last time. It got released in the year of 1991 and Kollywood super star Rajinikanth was the lead in that film with Mammootty also played an important role. The report that came to us said that Mani Ratnam now working on the screenplay of that film and Mammootty also agreed to do the film. As per reports the film said to be planned to start in next year july. A R Rahman and P C sreeram also reportedly roped in for the project as music director and cinematographer respectively. This was the same team behinf Mani ratnam’s previous film OK Kanmani as well which was a welcome success for the director after some debacle at box office.
But now an unconfirmed reports coming from kollywood is that Mani Ratnam had replaced Mammootty with his son Dulquer Salmaan to play the lead in that film. Report says that Mani Ratnam thinks that Dulquer Salmaan is more safer than Mammootty in Box office and he is more among youngsters than his father. The thing that made him to feel like this way was the success of OK Kanmani starring Dulquer which really went beyond the level they expected.
Mani Ratnam was so impressed with the performance and behaviour of Dulquer Salmaan and he had said that in public as well while addressing the media before the premiere of OK Kanmani Mani Ratnam had said in that press meet that Dulquer is brilliant and in many respects better than Mammootty as well. That may be the reason of the reported replacement of Mammootty with his son Dulquer Salmaan.
This is just a report from some sources from Kollywood and there was no official confirmation about any of this news till now. The Mani Ratnam- Mammootty film news also was not confirmed by anyone and also this replacement news was also unofficial. Mani Ratnam said to be approached Aishwarya Rai to play the female lead in the above mentioned flick as well.