Rajinikanth in awe of Manju Warrier’s performance in Jack and Jill
‘Jack and Jill’ directed by Santosh Sivan is an eagerly awaited film for many reasons. It has solid lead cast comprising of Manju Warrier, Soubin Shahir and Kalidas Jayaram. Unlike the usual potboilers, it is said to be a new, first of its kind attempt in Malayalam cinema. In addition to that, Santosh Sivan is also directing a film after a long gap. All these factors add up to the hype.
Recently, while working with Rajinikanth in ‘Darbar’, Santosh Sivan had shown him some footages from ‘Jack and Jill’. The superstar was highly impressed by Manju Warrier’s performance in it. Santosh Sivan revealed this in a recent chat show with a popular radio channel. Apparently, Manju has performed action scenes in the film for which she underwent training in mixed martial arts. Rajinikanth was in awe of how Manju performed a particular scene, which was a fusion of action and Bharathanatyam.
The makers of ‘Jack and Jill’ have so far been tight-lipped about the genre but we hear that it’s a quirky sci-fi flick. Its cast also includes Nedumudi Venu, Aju Varghese, Soubin Shahir, Basil Joseph, Ramesh Pisharody and Suraj Venjaramoodu. A Dubai based company, Lensman Studios, is producing the movie. Release date has not yet been announced.