It was news when Mohanlal met Adoor Gopalakrishnan at latter’s house last year for breakfast. Many speculated that an alliance is in offing between the two. It was widely reported in the media that Mohanlal will act in Adoor’s next movie, many considered that as equivalent of climbing Mt.Everest in Mohanlal’s career. Then we read that Adoor’s new movie’s name was Moonnu PennungalÂ (Three Women). Fans and public thought that this was going to be a love rectangle. Then news about movie’s star cast was announced and Mohanlal’s name was not found. Now Sify reports that Adoor rejected the idea that he ever talked to Mohanlal about acting in his next movie.
In a shocking development, noted director Adoor Gopalakrishnan has denied that Mohanlal was a part of his new film! The doyen of world cinema said: â€œIt was just a media-made casting. I have never talked to Mohanlal about a filmâ€.
A peeved Mohanlal when contacted in Mumbai where he is shooting for Ramgopal Varmaâ€™s Sholay refused to comment. Meanwhile Adoor is starting his new film titled Moonnu Pennungal (3 Women) from Sunday, March 11 at Ambalapuzha. The cast has Nandita Das, Padmapriya and Kavya Madhavan as the three women. Manoj K.Jayan, Mukesh, Jagathy and Jagadhish are in supporting roles. [Adoor miffed]
Many questions arise now. Why did Mohanlal have breakfast with Adoor? What did they talk during the breakfast? How many Masala Dosas did Mohanlal eat?
If a boy and girl are seen talking in a neighborhood, immediately the public assume that something is cooking between them, when in all probability the girl could be asking the boy, “Why are you always searching for Mamata Mohandas on Varnachitram.com?” Mohanlal is a good cook and probably he went to Adoor’s house to compare notes on how to make Chicken Chilli Fry. The journalistic media, which is suposed to follow high standards in reporting, added 1 and 1 and got 3, giggled like a school girl and reported it immediately.
One can’t blame the media alone for it. There is nothing exciting happening in Malayalam Film World. Mammotty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Kalabhavan Mani movies are released in the same predictability as sunrise and sunset. So when odd things happen like Shakeela acting in a Mohanlal movie or Mohanlal meeting Adoor it is reported with the same seriousness as Achyutanandan signing ADB loan which he opposed while in opposition. Unless of course, to outdo Dileep’s role in Chanthupottu, Mohanlal auditioned for the role of one of the Moonu Pennungal.
Tomorrow if news comes out that the editors of varnachitram.com met with Adoor, please don’t read too much into it. We are not writing or starring in the movie.