Television anchor Jewel who is popular for her show Idea "D4 Dance" in Mazhavil Manorama is set to make her movie debut.
The young talent will star opposite Mammootty in his upcoming film "Pathemari", which will be directed by award winning director Salim Ahamed.
Meanwhile, Jewel is very excited to act along with the legendary actor and says this opportunity is something that came to her by luck.
"All I can say is it's all God's blessings. This opportunity was the most unexpected and I can't still believe that I will be sharing screen space with Mammootty. Salim Ahamed sir called me after seeing my anchoring in the D4 Dance show. I was selected after my screen test, and I never expected to be part of a film. Much later, I came to know about my role in the film as Nalini and everything got confirmed so soon in a span of four days," said Jewel to Manorama online
In "Pathemari", Jewel will be seen as Mammootty's wife, Nalini. Mammootty will play the role of Pallikkal Narayanan. The film tells about Narayanan and his friend Moideen, who have spent their majority life in the Gulf. The film will also give an insight into the life, struggles and hardships of Malayalees who have settled in the desert land for a better life.
"Pathemari" also has Sreenivasan, Siddique, Salim Kumar, Joy Mathew and Yavanika Gopalakrishnan in pivotal roles.
Salim and Mammootty have earlier worked together for "Kunjanandante Kada", which was the debut film of Nyla Usha.
The cinematography of "Pathemari" will be handled by Madhu Ambat and Rasool Pookutty will handle the sound recording of the film.
The shooting of "Pathemari" is expected to kick start by October and will be shot in Thrissur, Mumbai and Dubai. The Mammootty starrer will hit theatres in early 2015.