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Mammooty, Jasmine together onscreen first time
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11
Malayalam superstar Mammootty and talented actress Meera Jasmine
will be seen together onscreen for the first time in director
Shyamaprasad's "Ore Kadal".
Mammootty, who's currently shooting for the film in Chennai,
said he is quite excited about the project.
"I play the role of Dr. Nathan, an eccentric economic scientist
who is a drunkard but is intellectually superior. The problem is
that he does not believe in relationships, be it love or even a
good friendship," Mammootty told IANS over telephone.
He added: "No, this is not an off-beat film like Shyamaprasad's
earlier films. In fact this is a more serious film."
Shyamaprasad, son of former minister and senior Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) leader O. Rajagopal, shot to fame with award winning
films like "Agnisakshi" and "Akale".
What has caught the attention of movie bluffs here is Mammootty
and Jasmine being cast together, even though not directly
opposite each other. Jasmine has starred with Mohanlal, the
other superhero of the Malayalam film industry, in the recent
"No, no, Jasmine is not my lady love in the film and don't be
worried about the age difference between us. She is a housewife
and has a liking towards me, but since I do not have any
commitment to anyone, it just passes off," said Mammootty, a
three-time National Award winner.
Jasmine plays the wife of actor Narein (previously known as
Sunil). The duo have acted earlier in "Achuvinte Amma" - another
runaway success. Narein's popularity as a star increased after
the huge success of "Classmates".
Mammootty, who has over 300 films to his credit, is happy that
the role provides him with variety.
"The film is all about relations and how it culminates and that
is why I said it is a serious family film. The film's shooting
should be over by the month-end and I am happy to have got yet
another role with a lot of variety. I am certainly enjoying it,"
the veteran star said.