News about Prithviraj Sukumaranâ€™s maiden directorial, Lucifer is getting interesting with reports that he has roped in the Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. Sources in the know say that Vivek will be seen playing the villain the film. Interestingly, we hear that Mohanlal, the lead star in Lucifer, also has shades of grey attached to his character.
It is not the first time Mohanlal and Vivek Oberoi will be seen sharing the screen space in a film as they had worked together in the Ram Gopal Varma directed Company way back in 2002. Incidentally, the film marked Vivekâ€™s entry in the film industry and Mohanlal portrayed the much-acclaimed role Sreenivasan IPS.
Lucifer will have Mohanlal and Manju Warrier playing the lead roles with the star cast also including Tovino Thomas and Indrajith Sukumaran in important roles. Sania Iyapan, who played Suresh Gopiâ€™s daughter in Apothecary, has been signed up to play Mohanlalâ€™s daughter in Lucifer. It may be noted here that she played the main lead in the Malayalam film Queen.
Antony Perumbavoor will be bankrolling the project under the banner of Aashirvad films. The technical crew of Lucifer includes Murali Gopi as the script writer and Sujith Warrier is the cinematographer.
On playing the lead role in the Prithviraj directorial, Mohanlal earlier said, â€śLucifer will be a good film. It will have an interesting story and narration techniques. It will be a good entertainer that will be liked by everyone. It is not easy to make an entertainer.â€ť
Mohanlal is currently busy with a number of films in different stages of production. He is expected to join the sets of Lucifer once he is done with it.
Meanwhile, Prithviraj is expected to wrap up his upcoming film Nine. The shooting of this film began on April 9th this year in Thiruvananthapuram and has progressing steadily since The team was stationed in Spiti Valley at Himalayas and with the schedule wrapped up they will be moving over to Delhi to can a few other scenes there.
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