2-3 years before a project has been announced with the title Gadha by Shaji N Karun and Mohanlal was chosen to play the lead role in that film which was planned to make in Malayalam and Hindi. The flick was based on a famous work named Kadal written by one of the most popular literary figure in Kerala, T Padmanabhan. The flick has been planned as a big budget one and there were reports heard that the music composition of the film is going on at some foreign country in the leadership of some famous foreign musician.
But later the news came that the project is dropped due to some financial problems. Then again the news came that Mohanlal is withdrawn from the project due to his busy schedule but the project is on. The team behind the film said that if Mohanlal comes in the film the budget will increase more than what they expects it to be and that budget will be too much for a Malyalam film. Anyway now the rumor is doing its round saying that Kamal Haasan is agreed to do the lead role in the film.
Shaji N karun believes that if Mohanlal is not available then only Kamal Haasan is capable of pulling of that character in the film. Now reports says that Gaadha will not speak Malayalam instead it will speak Tamil as Kamal Haasan is roped in to play the lead role. Tamil cinema has bigger market and a big budget film can recover its cost from such a big market Tamil offers. It will also speak Hindi as well as per report. Still there is no official word came from the team behind the film about this news. But interestingly they did not denied it as well till now.
It is really a prestigious project for Shaji N Karun and he is all set to make it possible at cost. Earlier he had done Swapanam with Jayaram when there is a delay came for the starting of Gaadha with Mohanlal. But that delay had made Mohanlal unavailable from then as he had no dates at all to give.