With a flurry of projects being announced in his name, Mollywood superstar Mohanlal had taken to a social networking site to clear the air and announce the two projects he's committed to this year — a Tamil film with Kollywood star Vijay scheduled to start in May, besides a Malayalam project he will start working on before he commences work on the Tamil film.
However, the announcement triggered a fresh wave of rumours, what with Kollywood director Arun Vaidyanathan having announced his directorial debut in Malayalam, Peruchaazhi, will have Mohanlal in the lead. Now, to put to rest all the buzz, the actor has taken to the social networking site again, wherein he confirms being a part of the film.
Quiz Arun about the film and the Achchamundu! Achchamundu! director tells us, "I've always been a huge fan of Mohanlal and he does comedy like no one else can. Though, it's been a while since he did a full-length comic caper. Peruchaazhi, which is primarily set in the US, is an out and out comedy and only Mohanlal can do complete justice to the role he is cast in the film," he says, adding, "The film will have a heroine from the US. No one has been finalised and discussions are still on."
While Arun has done the script in Tamil, a source tells us that English writer Ajayan is working on the translation. While the crew maintains that the rest of the cast is yet to be finalised, we've learnt that Mukesh has also been roped in for the film. Our source says, "Each time Mohanlal and Mukesh have teamed up, we've had some rib-tickling comedy, be it Boeing Boeing, Vandanam or the more recent Arabiyum, Ottakavum, P Madhavan Nairum. The shooting will start by this year-end once the pre-production work and visa formalities are completed. In the meanwhile, Arun will also do his next Tamil film, the official announcement of which is expected to be made by the second week of April."