Prithviraj made the announcement on his Facebook page.

Actor Prithviraj to turn director with Lucifer starring MohanlalPrithviraj Sukumaran/Facebook
Flix Entertainment Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 13:56

Malayalam actor Prithviraj is all set to make his directorial debut. And guess who will star in his first film as director? Mohanlal! This is seen as a big announcement in the Malayalam industry as Prithviraj has always spoken about becoming a movie director.

The two actors had recently clashed at the box office, Prithviraj with "Oozham" and Mohanlal with "Oppam". 

Prithiviraj announced on his Facebook page that the film, titled "Lucifer" will be written by Murali Gopy and produced by Aashirvad Cinemas

"LUCIFER" starring The Lalettan, written by Murali Gopy, produced by Aashirvad Cinemas will be my directorial debut....COMING SOON!

Posted by Prithviraj Sukumaran on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mohanlal later wrote on Facebook:

Here I have a big news for my million splendid audience about my upcoming project. A big budget movie from Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, which sees collaboration of two icons of Malayalam film industry behind the camera for the first time, who are also distinguished for their uniqueness ... Prithviraj son of my dearest Sukumarettan doing his directorial debut and Murali Gopy son of our Gopiettan penning story and script ... And the movie's name is 'LUCIFER'.

'Lucifer' was scripted by Murali Gopy for director Rajesh Pillai. Pillai passed away earlier this year after health complications.

Following mixed reviews for "Oozham" and his fans taking to social media to retaliate against the criticism, Prithviraj had recently requested them not to do such things. He said that he was embarrassed by their attack on other actors too. 

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