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Mohanlal, Prithviraj’s Bro Daddy to continue shoot in Hyderabad despite Kerala lifting restrictions

The film’s team moved to Hyderabad last week due to the Kerala government not permitting outdoor shoots owing to the COVID-19 cases in the State

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jul 22, 2021
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Prithviraj and Mohanlal

While there were rumours that the cast and crew of Prithviraj Sukumaran’s directorial Bro Daddy will be heading back to Kerala after the State government permitted outdoor film shoots a few days ago, a source from the team informs us that will not be the case.

The feel-good movie, which has Mohanlal and Prithviraj in the lead, began its shoot last week in Hyderabad after the government did not ease the restrictions. In fact, the plan was for Mohanlal to shoot Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man first and the production team had even erected the sets for the mystery thriller in Idukki. But with the government not permitting outdoor shoots, the makers decided to postpone the filming of the Drishyam director’s film and advanced Bro Daddy.

Mohanlal, after his annual ayurveda treatment, had travelled to Hyderabad four days ago and began shooting his portions on Wednesday. A source close to the team tells OTTplay, “Currently, there are no plans to move the shoot back to Kerala. We will be finishing the movie in Hyderabad itself.”

The family-entertainer, scripted by Sreejith N and Bibin Malieckal, also has Kalyani Priyadarshan, Kaniha, Meena, Soubin Shahir, Lalu Alex and Murali Gopy in pivotal roles. Prithviraj had earlier directed Mohanlal in his debut film Lucifer and the duo were initially planning its sequel Empuraan this year. However, the pandemic has delayed the shoot of the big budget film, which also needs to be shot in a few locations abroad.

Prithviraj and Kalyani Priyadarshan in a still from Bro Daddy

Mohanlal, meanwhile, has also finished shooting for B Unnikrishnan’s Aaraattu and is awaiting the release of Priyadarshan’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, which is currently set for an August release.

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