The Malayalam film 9, in which Prithviraj played the lead role, was also produced by the actor’s company Prithviraj Productions, jointly with SPE Films India.
Prithvi is now going to produce the second film under his banner - Driving License.
The film will be directed by Jean Paul Lal. Prithvi will play the lead role, as a car-crazy superstar, if reports are to be believed. National Award winning actor Suraj Venjaramoodu will also be playing an important role in the film, as a vehicle inspector.
In 9 too, Prithvi played the lead role, as an astrophysicist and the dad of a little boy. The film, directed by Jenuse Mohammad, was bankrolled by Prithviraj’s wife Supriya Menon under the banner SPE Films India and was distributed by Sony Pictures which marked the production and distribution house’s entry into the Malayalam film industry.
It would look like the actor is busy playing multiple roles, for Prithviraj also has just brought out his debut directorial Lucifer, and is learnt to be celebrating the film’s success. Mohanlal became the hero of his old contemporary’s son, playing the mysterious Stephen Nedumbally. Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi also played pivotal roles in the film. In a recent tweet, Prithvi hinted at planning to work on another movie with Murali Gopy, who wrote the script of Lucifer.
And Prithvi is also busy acting – doing the lead for the directorial debut of actor Kalabhhavan Shajohn’s Brother’s Day. Touted to be a commercial entertainer, Brother’s Day was launched at the St Antony’s Shrine, Kaloor in Kochi. Listin Stephen will be bankrolling the film under his banner Magic Frames on a budget of Rs 15 crore.
Reports are that Prithviraj will be working on Brother’s Day and Driving License simultaneously and both the films will be out at the theatres this year.
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