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Monday, 04 March 2024 1.10 PM IST

Not Mammootty, but another actor was supposed to play hero in 'Kaathal', we had even narrated story to him; scriptwriter reveals

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'Kaathal-The Core' starring Megastar Mammootty and Jyothika hit the theatres on Friday. The film, directed by Jeo Baby, is getting rave reviews from critics as well as common audiences.

Mammootty plays the role of Mathew Devassy, a retired bank officer. Fans are of the opinion that no other actor will be able to portray this character as beautifully as Mammootty did. Meanwhile, the film's scriptwriter Adarsh Sukumaran has revealed that another actor was initially supposed to play the character of Mathew Devassy.

"Although 'Kaathal' is my third film, it was the first script that I wrote along with Paulson. We planned this as a small film. Another actor in Malayalam was supposed to play the character of Mathew Devassy. We had met him and narrated the script. He too liked it. However, things did not fall into place due to some reasons. The fate of the movie changed after we took the script to director Jeo Baby. He was the one who asked whether we could make Mammootty sir the hero in the film. We then got the opportunity to narrate the story to Mammookka through producer Anto Joseph," Adarsh said.

Adarsh said that it was Mammootty who suggested Jyothika as the heroine in the film. "It was Mammookka who arranged the opportunity for us to meet Jyothika in person. We went to her home in Chennai. It was Suriya sir who opened the door and received us," Adarsh added.

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