Days after actor Prithviraj Sukumaran announced that superstar Mohanlal will play the lead in his directorial debut ‘Lucifer’, reports emerged that Kunchacko Boban is being roped in for another crucial role in the film, reported Malayalam daily Manorama News.
Prithviraj surprised fans last week after he took to Twitter to give the big news that Mohanlal will be playing a lead role in Lucifer. The movie will be bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor’s Aashirvad Cinemas and filmmaker Murali Gopy will write the screenplay for the film.
The news is that ‘Lucifer’ was a brainchild of late director Rajesh Pillai and Murali Gopy. They both wanted to make the film years ago. However, the project never saw the light.
Prithviraj Sukumaran had tweeted a selfie with the ‘Lucifer’ team along with the announcement, “LUCIFER starring The Lalettan, written by Murali Gopy, produced by Aashirvad Cinemas will be my directorial debut!,” the Oozham star had posted it with a picture.
Veteran actor Mohanlal soon after had shared his excitement on Facebook. “Here I have big news for my million splendid audiences about my upcoming project. A big budget movie from Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, which sees collaboration of two icons of Malayalam film industry behind the camera for the first time, who are also distinguished for their uniqueness … Prithviraj son of my dearest Sukumarettan doing his directorial debut and Murali Gopy son of our Gopiettan penning story and script … And the movie’s name is ‘LUCIFER’,” the actor had posted.
Both Mohanlal’s and Prithviraj Sukumaran’s movies Oppam and Oozham respectively minted money for the Onam.