Shyamaprasad and Anoop Menon to team up after 16 years
Anoop Menon has been very choosy with his films of late. He is taking up films in which he has a solid character and offers him a scope for performance. He has recently signed for ace filmmaker Shyamaprasad’s upcoming movie. Anoop Menon will be playing the protagonist’s role in this yet to be titled film.
Anoop Menon and Shyamaprasad’s friendship dates back to 2001. He started his acting career by playing a part in Shyamaprasad’s teleserial Manalnagaram. After the tele-serial the two remained friends and the director regularly encouraged him by saying how his performances have improved over the time. But the duo never got an opportunity to work together. Last year, Shyamaprasad played a cameo role in the Anoop Menon starrer Karinkunnam 6’s, directed by Deepu Karunakaran.
In a recent interview, Anoop Menon said that his upcoming movie with Shyamaprasad is probably the most challenging project in the veteran filmmaker’s career. The movie is expected to go on floors by October this year.
Shyamaprasad also has another project lined up this year titled Hey Jude, which has Nivin Pauly and Trisha in the lead. The latter will be making her Malayalam debut with this film. Eventhough, the project was announced few months back, there are no further updates about it. Reportedly, the movie will be a breezy romantic entertainer shot across Mangalore and Kochi.