Priyadarshan to direct Mohanlal’s sports film before teaming up with Akshay Kumar
Ace filmmaker Priyadarshan has projects lined up with superstar Mohanlal and Akshay Kumar. He has confirmed that he will first direct a sports film with Mohanlal before teaming up with Akshay Kumar. About the Mohanlal-starrer, Priyadarshan revealed that it’s a story about a boxer and his rise from struggle to fame. Though the actor-director combo has worked together in 29 films and most of them have turned out to be memorable ones, this is their first attempt in doing a sports film and expectations are naturally high.
Earlier in an interview, Priyadarshan said that Mohanlal will be going through a major physical transformation for the film. He will be shedding close to 15 kgs and then put on weight as the character demands it. The veteran director who has always been fascinated by Martin Scorsese’s 1980-released classic ‘Raging Bull’ said that his new film will be our own ‘Raging Bull’. More details regarding when the makers are planning to begin shoot are not yet known.
Regarding the Akshay Kumar project, Priydarshan said that he has already narrated the script to the star and they are working on some corrections now. The two have earlier worked together in superhit films like ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ and ‘Garam Masala’. Unconfirmed reports suggest that their next will be a comic thriller. Shoot will begin only in 2022.