Gold is produced by Supriya Menon of Prithviraj Productions and Listin Stephen of Magic Frames. The film was launched with a formal ceremony attended by Prithviraj’s mother and veteran actor Mallika Sukumaran, actor SV Krishna Sankar, and other cast and crew members.
Gold marks Prithviraj’s first collaboration with both Alphonse and Nayanthara.
In December 2020, Alphonse had announced that Nayanthara would play the female lead opposite Fahadh Faasil in his upcoming film Paattu. Apart from writing and directing, Alphonse was also set to don the hats of editor and music composer for the film produced by Zacharia Thomas and Alwin Antony of UGM Entertainments.
However, according to Pinkvilla, Paattu has been delayed to 2022 due to the pandemic and the actors’ prior commitments. The report also added that in the meantime, Alphonse had developed another story, which he pitched to Prithviraj. The duo reportedly had multiple discussions on this project and it now appears that Gold could be this new film.
On the acting front, Prithviraj, who was last seen in Kuruthi, has several Malayalam films in the pipeline, including Jana Gana Mana, Bhramam, Aadujeevitham and Kaduva, in various stages of production.
On the other hand, Nayanthara, who was last seen in Netrikann, recently began shooting for director Atlee’s untitled film with Shah Rukh Khan in Pune. The actor will also be seen in films like Annatthe and Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal.