Mammootty and Shaji Kailas have given memorable hits in the past like King andValiyettan, both blockbusters. So when Shaji decided to turn producer, Mammootty gave him dates to make a film titledBrand Bramanandan to be distributed by Swargachitra Appachan.
The latest we hear is that this film is shelved as Mammootty has walked out of the project and is now shooting for Shafi directed Thommante Makkal for Lal Creations which would be the superstar’s Vishu release.
The rumour is that Shaji and Mamootty have fallen out over a casual comment by the former that the star was responsible as the chairman of Karirali TV for playing down his last film with Mohanlal, Natturajavu in comparison to Mammootty’s Kazhcha.
A peeved Mammootty was upset by the director’s remark which was far from the truth. Mammootty has always run Kairali TV as an independent channel and has even allowed programmes which took pot shots at him.