Shaji is planning to make a documentary on noted controversial painter MF Hussain. Shaji is going to Qatar shortly for discussions with Hussain.
Moreover, Shaji will be the cinematographer for the next film to be directed by Hussain. The film which will be shot in China, London and Africa will start by next April.
Shaji wants to complete his documentary during this period.
Hussain who had been influenced by Shaji’s Vanaprastham has included Kathakali in his new painting series.
Shaji has also announced that his next Malayalam film Gatha will be based on a short story of T Padhmanabhan. Mohanlal will be in the lead role.
Ilayaraja will be scoring the music and shoot will happen only by end of 2011.