Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Shortest actor to direct Malayalam film

Malayalam actor Ajay Kumar, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the shortest actor in a full length film, will soon turn director with his maiden venture 'Kuttiyum Kolum'.


Shortest actor to direct Malayalam film (© Filmysouth)

"The shooting of the film would commence in Pathnamthitta on November 8", said the 2 ft 6 inch actor.

He made an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for playing the lead role in 'Albhutha Dweep', a Malayalam film directed by Vinayan.

Tamil actor Adithyan Ayota is the male lead while Sanusha, who hit the Malayalam screen as a child actor, will be the female lead.

The story of the film has been written by Ajay, who is also known as "Guinness Pakru", himself.

The movie is set in a village on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border.

Biju Menon, Vijayraghavan, Saiju Kurup and Sona Nair are among the actors who will be essaying various roles.

Starting his career as a mimicry artist, Ajay Kumar has acted in various Malayalam and Tamil films, including 2008 film 'Albhutha Dweep', in which he had portrayed the role of a dwarf prince.

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