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Shivarajkumar confirms offer to star with Mohanlal in L2E – Empuraan: 'Talks are going on'

Ghost star Shivarajkumar has opened up on the offer to join the cast of L2E – Empuraan, starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. 

Shivarajkumar confirms offer to star with Mohanlal in L2E – Empuraan: 'Talks are going on'
Shivarajkumar as Narasimha

Last Updated: 02.43 PM, Oct 17, 2023


Kannada superstar Shivarajkumar is busy promoting his upcoming movie Ghost across the country. During his visit to Kochi recently, Shivanna also opened up about his future projects in the Malayalam film industry. He revealed that he was in talks with actor-director Prithviraj Sukumaran, who's making L2E – Empuraan with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal.

"Yes, there is an offer. The talks are going on and it will probably be finalised within the next three or four months," said Shivarajkumar when asked about the offer to join the cast of Empuraan, which is touted to be one of the biggest-ever productions in Malayalam cinema.

Shivarajkumar's expanding footprint


Shivanna, the son of late movie icon Dr Rajkumar, has been one of the top stars of the Kannada film industry since the 1980s. However, he had previously shown no interest in acting in non-Kannada movies. Post-pandemic, his approach to his acting career has undergone a significant transformation.

Breaking his longstanding "only-Kannada movie" rule, he has accepted offers in other South Indian-language movies. Recently, Shivanna took the South Indian film industry by storm with his powerful screen presence in Jailer. Starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Jailer was written and directed by Nelson.

In Jailer, Shivanna played about an 11-minute cameo. But, that was enough for him to leave a lasting impression on the Tamil-speaking movie-buffs worldwide. His performance in the movie was also big with the Telugu audiences.

Recently, Shivanna also opened up about how his cameo role in Jailer "changed his life." It's noteworthy that Mohanlal had also made a cameo appearance in Jailer. However, there were no combination scenes between Mohanlal and Shivanna in the blockbuster movie.

Shivanna has also played a key role in the upcoming Tamil movie Captain Miller, starring Dhanush.

Shivanna is now waiting for the release of Ghost. Directed by M. G. Srinivas, Ghost is a full-fledged action entertainer. The movie stars Jayaram, Anupam Kher, Prashant Narayanan, Satya Prakash, and Archana Jois in the supporting roles.

Ghost will open in cinemas on October 19.

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