Kalyani Priyadarshan made her acting debut with the Akhil Akkineni starrer Hello which released late last year. Though the film opened to some good reviews, it did not turn out to be a commercial success, according to trade sources.
While there have been various reports about Kalyani Priyadarshan’s next, we hear that she will be sharing the screen space with Pranav Mohanlal in a film that will mark the directorial debut of Ani Sasi, son of ace filmmaker IV Sasi.
In an interview to Manorama Online, Kalyani had said that she had always been good friends with Pranav and Ani Sasi and that she is looking forward to work with them. On the film, she had said, “Ani is the senior among us. He is hugely talented. He has worked as an assistant director in eight movies directed by my father. Now he is about to direct his own project. I'm sure that the movie would be marvelous.”
Pranav Mohanlal debuted as a child artiste in Onnaman and went on to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for the Malayalam film Punarjani. Before venturing as hero in Aadhi, which hit the marquee early this year, he worked as the assistant director in a couple of films such as Papanasam and Life of Josutty, which were directed by Jeethu Joseph.
Incidentally, Pranav’s debut film as hero was also directed by Jeethu Joseph. Released in January this year the film had opened to excellent reports. The film entered the second week of its run and crossed the 20-Crore mark at the Kerala box office. Pranav’s acting in it won rave accolades and also created an expectation about his next.
Soon after the release of Aadhi, there have been various reports about Pranav’s next film and it was announced that he will be teaming up with the Ramaleela director Arun Gopy. The film will be bankrolled by Tomichan Mulukupadam under his banner Mulukupadam Films.Soon after this project is wrapped up, the young star will be associating with his best pals Ani Sasi and Kalyani Priyadarshan.
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