Soubin Shahir signs new films with Amal Neerad and Aashiq Abu
For the last couple of years, Soubin Shahir has been very busy doing back to back films. This year four films in which he played lead roles (Kumbalangi Nights, Ambili, Vikrithi and Android Kunjappan) have released so far. He has a slew of other promising projects lined up for next year. In his recent interview with The Cue, he revealed about signing new projects with Aashiq Abu and Amal Neerad.
With Aashiq Abu, Soubin is doing a film that deals with a fantasy subject. Unni R has scripted the film which has a fascinating story of a ‘gandharvan’. Soubin will be essaying the lead role of the gandharvan. For the uninformed, ‘Gandharva’ is a mythological creature in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a name used for distinct heavenly beings.
It must be noted that legendary filmmaker Padmarajan had helmed a similar fantasy film titled ‘Njan Gandharvan’ back in 1991. The film, which was about a girl and her passion for a celestial lover, who is invisible to others, is considered as a cult classic by Malayalam movie lovers.
Aashiq Abu and Unni R are expected to give a twist to this usual story as their film will be devoid of the usual stereotypes associated with the gandharvan concept and instead be a socially relevant one. More details regarding the project are expected to be revealed during the official announcement.
Soubin has also committed for a new film with his mentor Amal Neerad’s. However, shoot for the same will begin only after the completion of the director’s much-hyped ‘Bilal’.