Pratap Pothen opens up about his long pending project with Dulquer Salmaan
Actor/filmmaker Pratap Pothen has been on a break following health related issues. The veteran, who has won a National award for direction, was set to wear the director’s hat this year. He had announced a project with young star Dulquer Salmaan, which was to be scripted by Anjali Menon.
The movie was reportedly titled as Love in Anjengo and it was a love story set in the backdrop of a seashore. However, the project was shelved after Pratap Pothen’s fall out with his scribe Anjali Menon. Apparently, the director was not impressed by the screenplay which Anjali had penned for the movie.
In a recent interview to a popular Malayalam magazine, Pratap Pothen has confirmed that he has dropped the project completely. He cites unimpressive screenplay and outside interference as the reason for walking out of the project. He affirms that he does not wish to make a movie just for the sake of earning money.
When the project was initially announced, Global United Media was set to fund it but later Pratap Pothen himself took it up to produce it under the banner of Supriya Films. Kabali fame Sai Dhansika was said to be playing the female lead and Madhavan was also in talks for a significant role. The movie had a stellar technical team comprising of some big names. Maestro Ilayaraaja was approached for composing and ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon was roped in to crank the camera.
It is unfortunate that such a dream project had to be dropped halfway. Let’s hope they sort out the issues and come together to make this long awaited film a reality.