If reports doing the rounds in tinsel town are to be believed, critically acclaimed director Alphonse Puthren may be wielding the megaphone for a movie that is to have Kalidas Jayaram in the lead role. Sources say that the discussions about this project have been happening but nothing concrete has been finalised. Enquiries revealed that it is too early to speculate and an official announcement will be made once things fall into place.
Kalidas made his acting debut as a child artiste way back in 2000 with the film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and in 2003 he starred in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum which won him the National Film Award, Kerala State Film Award and Asianet Film Award for Best Child Artist.
He made his debut as a hero with the Tamil film Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum which tanked at the box office. Kalidas will be making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with Poomaram this year. The film was supposed to hit the silver screens in February but has been postponed.
Director Alphonse Puthren made his directorial debut with the bilingual Neram, starring Nivin and Nazriya as the lead pair. The film went on to become a huge hit and he topped it up with Premam, which again was a colossal hit. According to trade reports, Premam went on to become the highest grossing Malayalam film. It may be mentioned that the director had revealed on a social networking site that his next would be a Tamil film.
If news about Alphonse Puthren and Kalidas Jayaram teaming up turns out to be true, then it most probably would be a Tamil film going by the former’s announcement. Well, let’s wait for an official word on the project.
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