There have reports doing rounds that actor Kalabhavan Shajon may debut as director soon. The actor had reportedly impressed Prithviraj Sukumaran with a one-line plot and there is every possibility of it taking shape as a film.
When the two were sharing thescreen space in a movie last year, Kalabhavan Shajon had the opportunity to narrate the one-line plot to Prithviraj. Impressed with it, the star had instructed Kalabhavan Shajon to come up with the entire script to get his go ahead. In all probability, the film may start rolling next year.
Interestingly, Prithviraj is also planning to debut as a director with the film Lucifer which will have Mohanlal playing the lead role. The star is currently stationed in the US, where he is busy with his upcoming bilingual Ranam / Detroit Crossing which is being directed by debutant Nirmal Sachdev.
Kalabhavan Shajon made his debut with My Dear Karadi in 1999 and has done small roles in films such as Chirikudukka, CID Moosa, Runway, Inspector Garud etc. He was seen in pivotal roles in movies like Cousins, Bhaskar The Rascal, Amar Akbar Anthony, Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol, The Great Father, and Ramaleela.
In his long career spanning nearly two decades, Kalabhavan Shajon had received numerous awards including the Kerala State Film Awards Special Jury Award for Drishyam in 2013, South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Drishyam, TTK Prestige-Vanitha Film Awards for Best Villain for Drishyam and 16th Ujala Asianet Film Awards for Best Actor in a Villain Role for Drishyam. While Kalabhavan Shajon is working on the script, Prithviraj will be completing Ranam / Detroit Crossing and move over to the Anjali Menon directorial. He will be wrapping the final schedule of Roshini Dinakarâ€™s My Story early next year and his directorial Lucifer is expected to go on the floors in summer 2018.