Mohammed Asif , the Pakistan cricketer was all set to make his debut in malayalam cinema the coming September after the current series. But now caught in the spot-fixing allegation, he might have lost the chance to act in the Award-winning lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri’s film ‘Mazhavillinnattamvare’, (Till the tip of the rainbow) .As the director is is now having second thoughts.
“I will wait for a few more days. If the allegation against Asif is true he will be dropped on moral grounds,” Kaithapram told PTI on Tuesday.
He, however, said he would not be rushing to any conclusion simply based on what had been appearing in world media now on the murky deals allegedly involving Pakistani players, including Asif.
Asif had a couple of months ago accepted to play the role of a cricket coach who came all the way from Lahore to north Kerala to attend a coaching camp in Kannur. The plot would then develop through several emotional surprises.
“Asif or no Asif, there is no change in the project. In case, Asif has to be dropped I would prefer another cricketer from Pakistan for the role,” Kaithapram , who has penned hundreds of songs and won several national and state awards, said. The film is being planned by a Sharjah-based entrepreneur M Mukundan, who hails from Kannur, under the banner of Valluvankadavu Recreations.