M.G. Sreekumar may direct film

M.G. Sreekumar may direct film

Playback singer and composer M.G. Sreekumar plans to direct a film in the coming year with Mohanlal in the lead. “I am planning to make a film like ‘Kancheevaram’ and I want Mohanlal to play the lead,’’ Sreekumar said at a press conference called to brief the media about the music extravaganza on Thursday evening to mark the 25 years of the singer’s career.

Mohanlal, who was at Sreekumar’s side, just smiled at Sreekumar’s offer. He said he was worried about Sreekumar’s entry into acting. Mohanlal announced that M.G. Sreekumar was all set to debut in a serial. “Soon, I fear, he will make an entry into films,’’ Mohanlal said, tongue firmly in cheek.

Actor Manian Pillai Raju, who was also present during the occasion, too pulled Sreekumar’s legs. “What I hear is that Srekuttan has already purchased a make-up box,’’ Raju said.

A smiling Sreekumar then said Mohanlal and Raju needn’t worry as he had no plans to act in films. “But I would like to direct a film like ‘Kancheevaram’ with Mohanlal in the lead,’’ he said. Director Priyadarshan and cinematographer S. Kumar, too, were supposed to attend the event, but could not. Priyadarshan was held up because of a delay in flight. The star-studded silver jubilee programme, titled ‘Malayalathinte Sreekuttan: Sangeetha Jeevithathinte Rajatha Jubilee’, was held at the Pattom St Mary’s School.

trivandrum@expressbuzz.com

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