In an interaction with his fans recently, actor turned director Prithviraj Sukumaran opened up about his career in films. The star also made it clear that he is not in the industry to compete with others but for his love for films is making him stay. He has been quoted by the Times of India as saying, “I am not interested in competing or being the highest earning actor. I want to do the movies that I love the way I love. I know as an actor or a star what I have to do to achieve that, and for that I am willing to do what it takes. It’s a small price to pay for my easy entry in films.”
Prithviraj has had a busy year so far with a number of acting assignments needing his attention besides his maiden directorial Lucifer going on the floors. The star had also floated his own production house Prithviraj Productions after moving out of August Cinemas through which co-produced a few film with his friends.
While the shooting of Lucifer, which began in July this year, is still under progress, we hear that the maiden production venture 9 will be out at the theatres on November 16th. Directed by Jenuse Mohammed, the film is being produced by Prithviraj’s home banner Prithviraj Productions in association with SPE Films India. Interestingly, it marks Sony Pictures Entertainment’s entry into the Malayalam film industry. Touted to be a science fiction, 9’s shooting began in April this year and has been progressing steadily since then. The team had recently completed a schedule in the Himalayas, according to reports.
The technical crew working on the film includes Shaan Rahman who will be composing tunes for the songs, while the background score will be done by Sekhar Menon. Abinandhan Ramanujam is cranking the camera for this venture while Shameer Mohammed is the editor.
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