Vinayakan to play the lead in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Pothu!
For a while now, there have been talks about Lijo Jose Pellissery planning to direct a movie titled Pothu. It was first reported that Nivin Pauly and Antony Varghese will be playing the lead roles, only to be dismissed as baseless by the director. But trustworthy reports now suggest that the project is indeed on but with different cast. The extremely talented Vinayakan will be playing one of the leads in the movie.
Recently, a popular media group had reported that Vinaykan quoted a whopping Rs 1 crore as remuneration for the movie. While many believe it to a huge amount, which is on par with a superstar’s pay, Vinayakan believes that it is a reasonable pay for 40 days of shoot. Post his state award winning performance in Kammattipadam, the actor enjoys a massive popularity among the Malayali audience and has also been part of many quality films.
Vinayakan and Lijo Jose Pellissery have also worked together in Ee Maa Yau and Swathanthryam Ardharthriyil (which the latter produced). So, the director will be keen to get him on board for Pothu as well. More details regarding the movie are not yet known. Vinayakan meanwhile has also been signed to play the lead in debutante Leela Santhosh’s movie based on the tribal leader Karinthandan.