Pranav Mohanlal, the son of a reigning superstar in Mollywood, is all set for his big entry into cinema as hero. Meanwhile, Dulquer Salmaan, who has been conquering hearts for sometime now, took to Facebook to wish his childhood buddy, “little brother” and future colleague all the very best for his release Aadhi.
Dulquer fondly referred to Pranav as Appu, and wrote about the bond they have shared right from when he first saw Pranav as a baby to when they became buddies when Pranav was 7 and Dulquer was in middle school.
“You'll always be the little brother I never had and forever more I'll celebrate and applaud your growth at every step and pray for your success,” he said in the message.
Dulquer even spoke about how Pranav’s parents Mohanlal, Suchi and sister must be apprehensive about Aadhi but said they have nothing to worry about as “Pranav was born to be a superstar.”
Earlier, Dulquer’s dad Mammootty had also taken to social media to wish “Appu” all the best for the his debut release as an adult.
Pranav, known within the industry by his pet name Appu, will be debuting as hero in Jeethu Joseph’s Aadhi, an action-thriller which is set to hit the theatres on January 26. The movie is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor, under the banner of Aadhirvad Cinemas.
Pranav is playing an aspiring musician in the film, which is supposedly high on action sequences. An interesting detail about Aadhi is that most of the stunt sequences, barring one, has been performed by the 27-year-old himself, despite father Mohanlal requesting for dupes to carry out the action sequences.
Director Jeethu Joseph in an interview had also said that the Malayalam film industry would get an exceptional actor if Pranav decided to continue in cinema.
Pranav made his acting debut as a child artiste in Onnaman in 2002. He then went on to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Punarjani. He has also worked as an assistant director under Jeethu Joseph in the Tamil film Papanasam which had Kamal Haasan and Gauthami playing the lead roles.
The star cast of Aadhi has Siju Wilson and Sharafudheen as well as Anusree, Lena, Siddique, Aditi Ravi, and Nobi.
The bond between the sons of these stars - even as fans fight among themselves - is heart-warming and we hope to see the two future superstars together on the big screen soon.