The movie is set to go on floors next year but the Malayalam superstar is already getting in shape to play the role
While the release of their previous magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikkadalinte Simham has been long delayed, Mohanlal and Priyadarshan have already started work on their next collaboration – a boxing movie.
Mohanlal is training for the movie on the sets of Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man, which is currently progressing in Idukki. The actor has been posting photos of him in boxing training gear and also during his workouts that he has intensified over the past few months. Mohanlal reportedly has an entire boxing ring built at the sets in Idukki to help him train while he isn't shooting.
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Priyadarshan had confirmed to us that the project is underway. “It’s a film that we are discussing but it’s only for next year. Boxing is a sport that is still not popular and I want to keep it under wraps about how I am conceiving the project,” he told us.
The film reportedly will chronicle the rise and fall of a champion boxer and the actor is set to lose 15kg to play the younger portions.
Mohanlal, meanwhile, is next expected to begin shooting for Shaji Kailas ‘mass’ action entertainer. The duo, who had earlier worked in films such as Narasimham and Aaraam Thampuran, are reuniting after 12 years for the movie, which is set to go on floors in October.
The film will also be produced by Antony Perumbavoor, who has backed Marakkar, Aaraattu, 12th Man and Bro Daddy. Antony is also expected to produce the Priyadarshan movie next year.
Priyadarshan, meanwhile, is also working on the Netflix anthology based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s works. His portions will reportedly have Biju Menon in the lead.