Nivin Pauly's Kayamkulam Kochunni, based on the legendary Kerala highwayman, is among the most anticipated Malayalam films of 2018. And now, the expectations from the film are likely to go through the roof with the addition of the latest cast member.
Mohanlal, who goes by the title of 'The Complete Actor' is doing a role in the film. The news was tweeted by an excited Nivin who said, "The charismatic Lalettan is joining the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni for a role that can be done only by performed by the Complete Actor himself!"
Calling it a "dream come true", Nivin said that the cast and crew were "absolutely delighted & thrilled" by Mohanlal's inclusion. After Amala Paul walked out of the project due to date issues, Priya Anand was finalised as the female lead. Directed by Rosshan Andrews, the script has been written by Bobby-Sanjay.
Nivin Pauly has been training hard for the film and is learning kalaripayattu. The actor also has a unique hairstyle for the film - he has been wearing a cap for all promo events for other films because he doesn't want to reveal it to the audience.
Mohanlal is currently shooting for Odiyan and the actor's transformation has been the talk of the town. He has lost a whopping 18 kgs for his role in the film. With the big news that Mohanlal will be part of the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni, fans of Malayalam cinema can barely wait to see the film hit the screens.