It’s a fact that we had approached Mammootty for Kaala: Pa Ranjith
Rajinikanth’s highly anticipated movie Kaala is gearing up for a grand release next month. Earlier this week, the movie’s teaser was released which took the social medias by storm. Pa Ranjith is directing Rajinikanth in Kaala for the second successive time after Kabali. Just like his previous film, Kaala is also a mass entertainer with a strong political subtext.
Kaala tells the story of a guy from Tirunelveli, who runs away in his childhood to Mumbai to become a powerful don living in the slums. Rajinikanth plays this character, Kaala, who heads the Tamil community in the slums of Dharavi. How we stands for his people is the movie’s basic premise.
Ever since Kaala was announced, there were reports about Malayalam superstar Mammootty acting in the movie. In a recent interview director Pa Ranjith revealed that they had indeed approached Mammootty to play an important role in the movie.
He said, “It is a fact that we had approached Mammootty for a crucial role during the initial days of Kaala. However, the interaction could not go beyond that and nothing materialised. I would cherish working with a star like Mammootty, but that’s not in Kaala.”
Kaala has an ensemble supporting cast which includes several noted actors from North India. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is playing the female lead, but she is not paired opposite Rajinikanth. Multiple national award winner Nana Patekar is playing the antagonist’s role. Samuthirakani, Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi, Eeshwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Sayaji Shinde, Sakshi Agarwal, Samuthirakani, Sukanya, Ramesh Thilak and Sampath Raj are also part of the supporting cast.
Rajinikanth’s son-in-law and actor Dhanush is producing Kaala under his banner Wunderbar Films Pvt Ltd. Sreekar Prasad is editing the movie and Pa Ranjith’s regular composer Santhosh Narayanan is handling the music department. The movie is slated for a grand summer release on April 27.