Mohanlal teams up with Shaji Kailas after 12 years


Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal on Wednesday announced that he is joining hands with filmmaker Shaji Kailas for his next film after a gap of 12 years. The untitled film will be produced by Antony Perumbavoor and is scheduled to begin in October.

''It's with great excitement and happiness that I announce my next project with #ShajiKailas which starts rolling in Oct 2021. This film scripted by Rajesh Jayram and produced by @antonypbvrunder the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. Has me and Shaji getting together after 12 long years,'' Mohanlal, 61, tweeted.

Mohanlal and Kailas have previously collaborated on films like the 1997 drama ''Aaram Thamburan'', ''Narasimham'' (2000), 2004 action drama ''Natturajavu'', ''Baba Kalyani'' and ''Alibhai'' in 2007. The duo last worked in the 2009 crime thriller ''Red Chillies''.  

Mohanlal, who was seen earlier this year in ''Drishyam 2'', has a packed slate of films, including ''Aaraattu'', Jeethu Joseph's ''Ram'' and ''Bro Dady'', directed by actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. Mohanlal is also gearing up for his directorial debut ''Barroz'', billed as a big scale 3D-fantasy project.