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Prithviraj says Mohanlal-starrer Empuraan’s scripting is almost done, calls it ‘a usual commercial film'

The actor is set to leave for Algeria for 40 days shoot in the Sahara desert for Blessy's Aadujeevitham

Prithviraj says Mohanlal-starrer Empuraan’s scripting is almost done, calls it ‘a usual commercial film'
Mohanlal and Prithviraj Sukumaran

Last Updated: 06.53 AM, Mar 31, 2022


For over three years now, Prithviraj Sukumaran and the team of Lucifer have been teasing fans of the Mohanlal-starrer. The actor-director in a promotional event of Jana Gana Mana in Kochi on Wednesday shared another update on when the movie could go on floors.

Talking to those in attendance, the actor said, “Scripting of Empuraan is almost complete.” He also cheekily added, “It’s a usual commercial film… no seriously.” Earlier this week, the political thriller completed three years since its release and both Prithviraj and its scriptwriter Murali Gopy had tweeted quotes to mark the occasion.

While Prithviraj shared Denzel Washington’s warning to Will Smith, “At your highest moment… the Devil comes for you”, Murali hinted that the movie could go on floors or release in 2023.

The movie, which will have Mohanlal and Prithviraj reprising their roles as Ab’ram Khureshi and Zayed Masood, respectively, is touted to be made on a big budget with locations abroad too. The makers are yet to reveal who else from the original cast will be returning.

Meanwhile, Prithviraj is set to leave for Algeria on Thursday night to resume the shoot of Blessy’s Aadujeevitham. “We will be shooting for 40 days in Algeria in the Sahara desert and then have another 37 days schedule in Wadi Al Rum in Jordan. I will only be back in June. God willing, this time we will be able to complete Aadujeevitham,” said the actor.

The team had left for Jordan in February 2020 to shoot the movie, but with the global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shoot was stalled. They were, however, able to finish a few portions of the movie, based on Benyamin’s eponymous novel. Aadujeevitham, which is again mounted on a big budget, has music director AR Rahman as its composer. Amala Paul is also part of its cast.

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