Harisree Ashokan to play the lead in Jayaraj’s Hasyam
Veteran director Jayaraj has started works on the latest film in his Navarasa series. Titled as ‘Hasyam’, the film has Harisree Ashokan in the lead. Child artist Eric Anil is also there in an important role. Vinod Ilampally is cranking the camera. Shoot is currently progressing in Kottayam. More details regarding the project is expected to be officially announced soon.
Over the last few years, director Jayaraj has been working almost non-stop. He recently made a film titled ‘Backpack’ with Kalidas Jayaram in the lead. ‘Hasyam’ is his eighth film in the Navarasa series. ‘Shantham’, ‘Karunam’, ‘Bhibatsa’, ‘Veeram’, ‘Bhayanakam’ and ‘Roudram’ are his other films in the series. Among them, the last two ones ‘Bhayanakam’ and ‘Roudram’ had won widespread acclaim. ‘Bhanayakam’ won him National awards for Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Jayaraj is also planning a sequel to his 1992 hit film ‘Johny Walker’. The Mammootty starrer was a trendsetter in the 90s that got noted for its unique style of filmmaking and also emerged as a big hit at the box office. After nearly three decades, the director is planning to make the sequel with a new generation star. Talks are already on and official word is awaited.