Pandalam (Kerala): Veteran actor Thilakan, who was ousted from the regional actors' association for indiscipline last year, is all set to return to mainstream Malayalam cinema with a film by director Renjith.
Thilakan, who is undergoing rejuvenation ayurveda therapy at a hospital, said he has signed the film and the shooting begins on July 5th.
"You can call it my return to mainstream films, but as far as I am concerned, this is no return as I have always been in the minds of film buffs," Thilakan told.
In 2010 April, Thilakan was booted out of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) after he called the body a mafia and said it does not care for the interests of the artists.
The actor refused to apologise and was relegated to doing offbeat films. "They can only oust me from their body, they cannot oust me from the minds of my fans and well-wishers," said Thilakan, 75.