If you're a big fan of Mohanlal and Manju Warrier (who isn't?) this might be your chance to act with them.
The upcoming film Odiyan produced by Antony Perumbavoor and directed by VA Sreekumar Menon has a whopping budget of Rs 600 crores and is supposedly a fantasy thriller.
Manju Warrier, the film's heroine, announced on Facebook that the team was looking to cast junior artists and senior ones:
"Odiyan is preparing itself to transform the Malayalam cinema. Inviting actors to play the roles of childhood and youth of Manju Warrier, Mohanlal and Prakashraj. The opportunity is for boy children aged between 10 and 14 and girl children between the age of 5 and 7. The child artist who will play Mohanlal should be athletic and flexible. They should be competent in kalari, martial arts and gymnastics. They must have the mind to train under the action director and transform into Odiyan. Girls between the age of 16 and 18 and men between the age of 21 and 24 will also get the opportunity to play other roles."
Those interested have to send a detailed bio and photograph.
According to Malayalam folklore, Odiyan is a shape-shifting assassin. The myth has strong connections to the caste system and the violence perpetrated because of it. According to sources, these powerful assassins belonged to oppressed castes and were hired by those higher than them in the hierarchy to destroy rivals.