Actor and director Balachandra Menon has said that he has tried to use superstars, not superstars, as it is very difficult for him to follow superstars. Speaking in an interview, Balachandra Menon said that he has only asked Mammootty for a date once and Mammootty has given it to him.
I have tried to use superstars, not superstars. I once asked Mammootty for a date for the movie ‘Policy clarifies’. Walking after superstars is a big challenge for me. Waiting is something I really don’t like to hear. I had such experiences when I went to do a movie in addition to the actors, so I wanted actors completely.
I didn’t give other actors much of a chance because I was afraid I would run out as an actor. Yet I have brought in actors as well as heroines. I Introduced actors like Maniyan Pillai Raju and Baiju in the film. When many people said that Kamal Haasan was enough in ‘Maniyan Pillai or Maniyan Pillai’, I said that newcomer Sudhir Kumar should act.