After so much waiting Ranjith directorail and Unni.R scripted film Leela is starting. But the real surprise of the film is its lead actor. Yes, it will be popular actor Biju Menon who has been chosen by the director and writer of the film to play the lead character of Kuttiyappan. The news, rumors and discussions about the film had started log ago when Ranjith said during an interview that he is going to make the film version of Leela written by Unni.R. The short story written by Unni.R become highly popular due to its content and presentation.
At first there has been reports that Ranjith wanted Mohanlal to play the lead character of Kuttiyappan. But on the contrary Unni.R wanted Mammootty to play the lead. Later the news came that Mammootty has been fixed as the male lead. But it was only a fake news. Then came the report that writer/director and actor Shankar Ramakrishnan is going to play the lead character named Kuttiyappan.
But that too was just ended as a rumor and the project got delayed, Renjith had done some other films in this gap and Unni R also written some other films during this gap. But the project was still alive in their minds and now it seems they are all set to start the flick at the earliest time possible. Biju Menon’s name was never in the picture at first and it had come by surprise for the film lovers. Report says that the team behind the film had approached Ann Augustine to play the female lead but it is not yet confirmed that who will play the female lead.
Biju Meno is a talented actor and he proved his versatility many times as well. His popularity is also at its peak now and this character can make him famous outside Kerala and all around India as well. Biju Menon had delivered one of the biggest blockbusters of Mollywood named Vellimoonga last year which was directed by debutant Jibu Jacob. He is now getting ready for the release of his next film Salt Mango Tree directed by Rajesh Nair and Anarkkali directed by Sachi which has Prithviraj in the lead as well.