Malayalam Actor Prithviraj is all set to don the director’s hat. Earlier today, the actor took to his official Twitter account to announce that he will be directing a film titled Lucifer starring Mohanlal. The script will be written by actor/writer Murali Gopy and produced by Mohanlal’s close associate Antony Perumbavoor of Aashirvad Cinemas.
“LUCIFER” starring The Lalettan, written by Murali Gopy, produced by Aashirvad Cinemas will be my directorial debut! pic.twitter.com/m65YQTPzsV
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) September 15, 2016
The announcement comes as a surprise to many as Prithvi recently denied reports of his directorial debut. In a Onam interview for a popular channel, the actor revealed that his hectic acting schedule meant that his directorial debut would be on hold for a while.”As an actor, I am in a very exciting phase of my career. I’m happy to say that it has been a very long time since I heard a bad script. Which is very good news, as it means we have some great talent and ideas in our industry. Moreover 90% of these scripts are from new writers, most of them who have no film background to them. I’ve done a hundred films now, I have my dates booked for the next three years so I know how long it will take me to get started on a new film. At this juncture, I think it will be difficult to set aside, say 8 months for my directorial venture. ”
Watch the interview here:
Prithviraj, son of late actor Sukumaran, started off his career in 2002 in the film Nandanam. In the fourteen years since then, Prithviraj has gone on to work in a hundred films, and has established himself in the Tamil industry with films such as Mozhi, Kana Kanden to name a few. He made his Hindi film debut with Anurag Kashyap produced Ayya, opposite Rani Mukherjee.