Actor Manikuttan said that people who saw the Bahubali set were amazed to see the set of Marakkar. Manikuttan plays the role of Mainkutty in Marakkar. There are a few scenes, but they are with Lal Sir, Manju Chechi and Prabha Sir. In an interview with Mathrubhumi, Manikuttan said that he was very fortunate to be a part of that project.
“The set of the ship and other things in Marakkar was next to the set of the Bahubali. People who saw the Bahubali set looked at the Marakkar set with even more amazement. This is a project that needs to be discussed internationally. Great to be a part of it. Marakkar is a movie that should be seen in the theatre itself. My prayer is that the film should be able to be seen in theatres as an audience, not as part of a film;” said Manikkuttan in the interview.
Manikkuttan also added his admiration towards Mohanlal. “The reason I went to MG College was because of my admiration for Lal Sar. We make a campus film because we study there. Seeing that, I was invited to Kayamkulam Kochunny and the next journey took place. I did films like Chota Mumbai and Kurukshetra with Lal Sar but became very close to him when he was a part of CCL cricket;” Manikkuttan added.
Manikkuttan is the winner of Bigg Boss Malayalam 3. "I debited to God for being a part of a show like Bigg Boss and win all your love. You knew me from the medium Cinema. You loved me from Bigg Boss. Thank you. Thank you all"; he wrote after winning Bigg Boss.