Prithviraj on casting Mallika Sukumaran: Mohanlal had recommended my mother for Bro Daddy
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Prithviraj on casting Mallika Sukumaran: Mohanlal had recommended my mother for Bro Daddy

The actor-director also shares screen space with Mallika Sukumaran in Alphonse Puthren’s Gold, which has Nayanthara as the female lead

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 14, 2021
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Prithviraj, Mallika Sukumaran and Mohanlal

It’s always a special moment when real-life mother-son duo come together on screen. Mallika Sukumaran and son Prithviraj will be seen sharing screen space twice this year – for the actor-director’s Bro Daddy as well as Alphonse Puthren’s Gold.

In a recent interview, Prithviraj talked about working with his mother in his second directorial Bro Daddy. “In fact, Lalettan was the one who recommended amma for that role. I didn’t think of her in that character, but Lalettan asked me, I thought she would fit,” he told Kaumudy.

The actor also said that while they are mother and son off-screen, when she’s in front of the camera, she’s just another actor. “And she’s a very good actor,” said Prithviraj.

While Mallika plays the role of Mohanlal’s mother in Bro Daddy, she essays the part of Prithviraj’s mom in Gold, which is currently being shot. The latter also has Nayanthara as the female lead. On the release plans of Bro Daddy, the actor said it’s up to the producer to decide. There were reports that the film’s rights were sold to Disney+ Hotstar as the makers are considering a direct-to-OTT release.

Prithviraj was recently seen in Bhramam, the Malayalam remake of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun, along with Mamta Mohandas. The duo is also part of Dijo Jose Antony’s Jana Gana Mana, which has a schedule pending.

The actor, who recently completed dubbing for Rathish Ambat’s Theerpu that also has his brother Indrajith Sukumaran as part of the cast, is set to resume the shoot of Blessy’s Aadujeevitham next year in Algeria. The film, based on Benyamin’s eponymous novel, will also have schedules in Jordan and India.

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