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Exclusive! Unni Mukundan on his directorial debut in 2023 and working with Samantha in Yashoda

The actor’s upcoming release is Meppadiyan, which also marks his first production venture

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 05.53 AM, Jan 11, 2022

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Unni Mukundan

In an interview with OTTplay after completing 10 years in the industry last year, Unni Mukundan had said that he is set to explore new terrains. And now, forwarding that vision, the actor has confirmed to us that he is set to make his directorial debut.

Unni, who has a packed 2022 with projects including Samantha-starrer Yashoda and Shafeekinte Santosham, tells us, “After Meppadiyan releases, I will be shuffling between industries. But in 2023, I want to get into direction as well. That’s the major plan for the next two years; I want to complete a few projects first and then begin work on my directorial.”

Ask him if he has already locked in on a subject for his directorial debut and the actor says, “Yes, I have something in mind.” However, before he starts his directorial, Unni says that he will complete Vysakh’s action entertainer Bruce Lee, which the actor will also be producing.

Meanwhile, Unni also has his hands full in Telugu with three films. He has completed shooting for Ravi Teja’s Khiladi and also has a solo action-hero movie coming up. He is also part of Samantha’s Yashoda, which is directed by Hari and Harish.

“I have completed one schedule of the film. It’s a pan-Indian movie to be released in multiple languages. I have informed the team that I will join them by January end,” says the actor.

Unni’s next release Meppadiyan, which is directed by Vishnu Mohan, will hit theatres on January 14. The movie, set in the 2000s, has him playing a workshop owner Jayakrishnan and also stars Anju Kurian, Saiju Kurup, Indrans and Shanker Ramakrishnan. The actor is also part of Bro Daddy, which has Mohanlal and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead. The movie is set to release directly on Disney+ Hotstar on January 26.

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