Mohanlal and Lijo Jose Pellissery to team up for a period film?
As per reports, the makers are planning to start shooting the film in January in Rajasthan
It is being widely speculated that Mohanlal and Lijio Jose Pellissery will be teaming up for a film produced by Shibu Baby John. As per the latest reports, it will be a big-scale period film with Mohanlal playing the role of a wrestler. The makers are planning to start shooting the film in January in Rajasthan.
Mohanlal had earlier committed a film with Athiran director Vivek Thomas. It was supposed to be the maiden production venture of Shibu Baby John's banner John and Baby Creative. Reportedly that project has been dropped and instead Mohanlal has given those dates for Lijo's film. An official announcement regarding the same is expected to be made soon.
Meanwhile, Mohanlal's recent release Monster has opened to mixed reviews. The film marks his reunion with his Pulimurugan director Vysakh and scriptwriter Uday Krishna. The superstar has multiple other projects coming up. His next release will be the Shaji Kailas directorial Alone. He has also finished shooting for his directorial debut Barroz and the Netflix film Olavum Theeravum. Lucifer's second part Empuraan and Vrushabha, a multilingual film with Kannada director Nanda Kishore are Mohanlal's other upcoming projects. He recently returned from the London schedule of Jeethu Joseph's Ram. The team still has a few more portions left to be shot.
On the other hand, Lijo Jose Pellissery has Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam with Mammootty lined up. The much-anticipated film is set to have a festival run before it hits screens. It recently got picked in the Competition Section of this year's International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).