Due to heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram, the last outdoor schedule of the film was washed away, hence the delay.
So Best Actor will be Mammootty's Christmas release.
We have certain instances to believe that some young stars in Malayalam films are arrogant, though others may call it a “bold act”! To name a recent case, young superstar Prithviraj recently told a prominent daily, "Those who don't like me need not see my films." But megastar Mammootty does not feel that new generation stars are arrogant!
"I don't think the youngsters are devoid of respect towards their seniors. At least, I have never had such an experience. We need to remember that this is an entirely new generation. Their behaviour is bound to be different. They wouldn't think like people belonging to another generation,' Mammootty said during an interview with a popular film weekly.
"Arrival of new stars is a continuous process that goes on. Those who have real talent would survive. There are several talented youngsters today. I wouldn't name any one particular person, because then it would be discouraging to the rest," Mammootty added.
Megastar Mammootty was in Bengaluru on Friday and Saturday, shooting a stunt scene for his first Kannada-Malayalam bilingual Shikari. He had a very jovial and pleasure-filled afternoon at the Sapota Garden in Bangalore Palace with the Kannada film media, who were thrilled at his simplicity. Mammootty's actions surprised all. Why? They resembled those of Dr. Vishnuvardhan, who used to be similar in his attitude with media persons. Dr. Vishnuvardhan always came close to media after his formal address and interacted with them in a friendly manner; so did Mammootty.
Mammootty was very keen in explaining his intense role in the film. He plays a software techie who gets deeply involved in a novel he reads and later becomes one of the characters in the same novel.
Director Abhay Simha, who is directing Shikari, said that history has the answers for present problems. The award winning director of Gubbachchigalu also spared a few moments for the media. Abhay Simha has already shot Shikari for 47 days, in which the major schedule was at Thirthahalli in Shimoga running for 27 days. The action director of Singam and Naan Mahan Alla was capturing the stunt scenes in Bengaluru.
Producer K. Manju was extremely happy with the way Mammootty handled the film and said Mammootty is a perfectionist. The climax sequence will be shot on December 10th. The film is scheduled for March 2011 release.