The wait is finally over…film buffs can finally rejoice as the Mega star Mohanlal took to Twitter on Friday to announce the entry of his son Pranav to Mollywood.
Mohanlal’s son Pranav is finally making his much awaited debut in lead role in Malyalam films. Reportedly, the 26-year-old Pranav will be entering Malayalam through ‘Ooozham’ director Jeethu Joseph. Mohanlal confirmed the debut of Pranav in a twitter post.
“Pranav Mohanlal is ready to begin his career as n actor in a thriller movie directed by Jeethu Joseph and production under Aashirvad Cinemas,” read the post appeared in Mohanlal’s official Twitter handle.
Pranav Mohanlal is ready to begin his career as n actor in a thriller movie directed by Jeethu Joseph and production under Aashirvad Cinemas pic.twitter.com/4VX8JVBl0S
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) September 30, 2016
In a recent interview given to a Malayalam newspaper, Mohanlal said, ‘Pranav had earlier worked for Jeethu in couple of Tamil films as an assistant. Probably his rapport with the director made his sign for his debut venture,” said Mohanlal when asked about his talented son’s foray into Malayalam films.
Jeethu is well known for his psychological crime thrillers and action flicks. His movie ‘Oozham’ featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead role has hit the Kerala screens during Onam season and was a major blockbuster. It was a crime thriller in the mould of suspense-revenge genre. His other notable films are ‘Memories’, ‘Drishyam’, etc.
Mohanlal revealed that more than 10 directors have approached Pranav to cast him in lead role in their upcoming projects.
Pranav had won a Best Child Artist Award by Kerala government for his debut movie ‘Punarjani’. He also appeared in a scene in Amal Neerad’s action flick Sagar Elias Jack’s, which is a sequel to Mohanlal’s blockbuster gangster movie of 1990’s ‘Irupatham Nootandu.’
He has also worked as a direction assistant in Tamil film ‘Papanasam’ and ‘ Life of Josooty’.
Mohanlal made his debut as a villain in the Sankar starrer movie ‘Manjil Virinja Pookal’ three decades back and went on to become the most popular actor Malayalam had ever seen.