Mohanlal is currently busy playing the title role in Odiyan, which is being directed by VA Shri Kumar Menon. The shooting of this film has been happening in Varanasi for the past few weeks and according to reports, the team would go in for a three-month break before the next schedule commences. The long break is for Mohanlal to shed up to 15 kgs of weight so that he could play the younger version of his role in Odiyan. Reports say that Mohanlal has already begun his diet and workout to look slim and young and will be achieving his target on time.
Interestingly, reports say that he has signed a deal to star in a movie that is to be directed by Ajoy Varma. Touted to be a thriller, this film will go on the floors by December and will be wrapped up before the next schedule of Odiyan begins. Santhosh T Kuruvila will be bankrolling this film under his banner. The film will also star Tamil star Trisha Krishnan as the female lead with Meena playing a pivotal role. While Ajoy Varma will be wielding the megaphone for this film, Saju Thomas has penned the script.
Mohanlal is one of the busiest stars in the film industry having a slew of successive hits to his credit. Projects that he currently has in his kitty are a Priyadarshan directorial, Lucifer, to be directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran and Randamoozham, to be directed by VA Shri Kumar Menon.
It may be mentioned that Villain, which has Mohanlal playing the lead role, is gearing up for release very soon.
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