The action-thriller, helmed by Arun Gopy, also has Tamil star Sarath Kumar in a pivotal role
Last Updated: 11.27 AM, Sep 29, 2022
Director Arun Gopy’s big budget action-thriller, which has Dileep and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, has officially gone on floors. The movie, which is scripted by Udaykrishna, marks the Baahubali actress’ Malayalam debut.
Tamannaah, meanwhile, is not the only Bollywood actor as part of the cast. OTTplay had earlier revealed that the team was in discussion with Neil Nitin Mukesh to play a pivotal role in the film. The negotiations, however, didn’t seem to have worked out as planned. The makers have now apparently roped in Dino Morea to play the role.
Dino, whose mother is from Kalamassery in Kochi, had previously starred in a Malayalam film with Dulquer Salmaan’s Solo back in 2017. He had also worked in several Tamil movies including Kandukondain Kandukondain.
Arun Gopy’s film will reportedly have Dino essaying the role of an antagonist. The movie will have five villains, as per reports. Tamannaaah plays a character whose portions are predominantly shot in North India and speaks in Hindi and Malayalam in the film. The film also has Kalabhavan Shajohn, Lena, Ganesh Kumar and Siddique as part of the cast.
Sarath Kumar, meanwhile, will also soon join the movie, which has Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Mumbai as its main locations. The filming, which began in Tripunithura’s Kalikotta Palace, is expected to last for five months. The yet-to-be-titled film could be Dileep’s second theatrical release after the pandemic.
The actor recently completed shooting for Rafi’s big budget entertainer titled Voice of Sathyanathan, which also has Anupam Kher, Joju George, Veena Nandhakumar and Johnny Antony in pivotal roles. The shoot of the film was done in Kerala, Mumbai and Rajasthan. The movie, which is also scripted by Rafi, is expected to hit theatres by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, Tamannaah’s latest release was Babli Bouncer, which is helmed by Madhur Bandharkar and had released directly on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.