The film is scheduled to go on floors by next year
Scriptwriters Bobby and Sanjay has arguably made the best use of Asif Ali’s acting prowess and that’s probably why the trio have been teaming up repeatedly over the years. They will reunite next for Athiran director Vivek’s next.
According to a report by Can Channels, Vivek, who had earlier helmed Fahadh Faasil and Sai Pallavi’s psychological thriller Athiran, had been in discussions with Bobby and Sanjay for the script of his next project. Once they finalised the subject, they approached Asif who had given his nod.
The upcoming movie, which is a family drama, will go on floors only next year. Asif currently has several films that have completed shooting including Rajeev Ravi’s Kuttavum Shikshayum, Sibi Malayil’s Kothth, RJ Mathukutty’s Kunjeldo and Jibu Jacob’s Elaam Sheriyaavum.
The untitled movie will mark the fourth collaboration between Asif and Bobby-Sanjay duo after Traffic, Nirnayakam and Uyare. In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Asif had told us, “I have a huge debt of gratitude to (Bobby and Sanjay) because they have understood me well. Though the characters are of different shades, if they are sure that I can handle it, they wouldn’t go for another option. Even when they pitched me the role in Uyare, a lot of people told me not to do it because I had just done a family entertainer, Vijay Superum Pournamiyum. But Bobby chettan told me that I can do it, and it’s a character that has given me a lot of courage as an actor.”
Asif, meanwhile, is also part of Abrid Shine’s Mahaveeryar, which has Nivin Pauly in the lead. Bobby and Sanjay have scripted Dulquer Salmaan’s Salute and Tovino Thomas’ Kaanekkane, both of which have completed filming.