There were some reports that Malayalam superstar Mammootty will play a character based on Dr. Ambedkar in the forthcoming Rajinikanth movie Kaala, directed by Pa. Ranjith. But the news has been denied by those close to the superstar.
Mammootty has played Dr. Ambedkar earlier, in the biopic titled Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, directed by Jabbar Patel. Mammootty won the National award for the best actor for his performance in the film. It is believed that the rumours started spreading after a report in an English daily.
Mammootty was last seen together on screen with Rajinikanth in the 1991 film Thalapathy.