Soon after Kalidas Jayaram’s debut movie as hero in Mollywood, Poomaram, hit the silver screens earlier this year, it was announced that the young actor would be teaming up with maverick director Jeethu Joseph. The project went on to have an official start with its muhurat happening in Ernakulam recently. The event was well-attended by the film’s star cast and crew, with producers Anthony Perumbavoor and Vijay Babu as well as actor Jayaram gracing it.
Enquiries about the film revealed that it has a working title, namely Mr Rowdy, but that has not been taken up officially. Pairing up with Kalidas Jayaram in the film would be Aparna Balamurali and the cast also includes Shebin Benson, Ganapathi and Vishnu Govindan among others. Producer Vijay Babu, who played Sarbath Shammer in Aadu and Aadu 2, will also have a role in the film. The film is being bankrolled jointly by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner Sree Gokulam Movies along with Vintage Films.
It may be mentioned here that there was an announcement recently from director Midhun Manuel Thomas that he has roped in Kalidas for his upcoming sports drama Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu. The film will be bankrolled by Aashiq Usman. Midhun will be penning the script jointly with John Manthrickal for the film. Aishwarya Lekshmi will play the lead opposite Kalidas in this flick which will also have a set of newbies in prominent roles.
Kalidas, after the release of Poomaram, also went on to sign a film with noted director Alphonse Putheran. The film will be the director’s maiden Tamil directorial, which has not been titled yet. This project is the next directorial from Alphonse after the massive success of his Premam. Besides these projects that will keep the actor busy for several months, Kalidas is also in talks with some leading production houses to ink new deals.
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