Mollywood horror thriller film 9 written and directed by Jenuse Mohamed was jointly produced by Prithviraj Productions and Sony Pictures. It starred Prithviraj in the lead role. The film is contesting for different categories in Kerala State Film Awards which is headed by veteran director Kamal. Now, a group of independent filmmakers have filed a case against the film citing that it violates the awards guidelines which prohibits jury members or their close relatives from entering films for awards. It may be noted Jenuse is the son of Kamal. The petitioners alleged that it is a clear case of nepotism. However, Kamal opined that it was Prithvi who has submitted Nine for the awards not Jenuse.