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Mammootty to begin shooting for Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Netflix anthology after CBI 5

The actor and director had last year teamed up for the feature film, Nanpakal Neram Mayakkam

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 09.40 AM, Jan 11, 2022

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Mammootty and Lijo Jose Pellissery

Fans of Mammootty and Lijo Jose Pellissery have been disappointed several times in the past when it was teased that the two would be teaming up for big projects such as Antichrist as well as Khasakkinte Ithihasam. So, it’s only fitting when the duo did team up, they did back-to-back projects.

Mammootty and Lijo, who had late last year collaborated for the first time for the latter’s directorial Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, will soon join hands again for an OTT project next. The duo will be shooting a segment for the upcoming Netflix anthology, which is based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories.

We had earlier reported that the segment will be based on Nair’s memoir about his days in Sri Lanka where he had gone to attend an international conference as a journalist. The short story revolves around the writer tracing the roots of a Sinhalese girl that he had met when he was young. Mammootty is set to play the character inspired by Mammootty will play the role inspired by the acclaimed writer in the movie.

The actor will join the team as soon as he wraps up shooting for K Madhu’s CBI 5, in which he will be playing CBI Sethurama Iyer again. The team of Lijo’s film had recently put up a social media post inviting talents for various roles in the movie. The post mentioned that preference will be given for those based in Palakkad.

The upcoming Malayalam anthology has a total of 10 segments, featuring actors such as Mohanlal, Aparna Balamurali, Ann Augustine, Biju Menon, Asif Ali, Fahadh Faasil, Siddique, Indrajith, Indrans and others. Santosh Sivan, Priyadarshan, Ratheesh Ambat, Mahesh Narayanan, Jayaraj, Aswathy Vasudevan Nair and Lijo are some of the directors who are part of the series, which are helmed by filmmakers who are yet to work on scripts by the legendary writer.

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