Southern superstar Mammootty says that he prefers to work with young, debutant directors as they have helped his career.

Mammootty said that he have always worked with debutants and young directors because they will always come up with scripts with fresh concepts.He added that they always come up with novel themes and this has helped him in getting variety of roles.

The actor's first Kannada Movie 'Shikari' is written and directed by young Kannada director Abhay Simha. The film is also being made simultaneously in Malayalam.

Mammootty is writing the dialogues for the Malayalam version of the film