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Vidya Balan to play Kamala Das?

March 16, 2016 10:44 IST

The latest updates from the Malayalam film industry.

Vidya Balan

According to reports, Vidya Balan will play the late Malayalam writer Madhavi Kutty aka Kamala Das, who embraced Islam at the age of 67 to become Kamala Suraiya. 

Veteran director Kamal is busy finishing the script for the movie, which is expected to start rolling later this year.

Interestingly, Vidya had started shooting for Kamal’s Chakram, with Mohanlal and Dileep, during the early days of her career. But the project was shelved after a week of shooting.

Kamal has said in an interview that he is thrilled that Vidya Balan announced the biopic on Madhavi Kutty among her forthcoming projects.

Prithviraj will play an important role in the film.

Kamal has earlier directed Celluloid, based on the life of J C Daniel, regarded as the father of Malayalam cinema.

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First poster of Mohanlal’s Oppam released

Mohanlal Oppam

Director Priyadarshan has teamed up with Mohanlal to churn up several hits in the past.

Now the duo is in the process of making Oppam wherein the hero is playing a visually challenged man.

The first look poster of Oppam, produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, has been released.

Vimala Raman and Sanchita Shetty play the female protagonists.

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Asif Ali keeps his fingers crossed

Asif Ali Ithu Thaanda Police

Asif Ali is regarded as a lucky mascot in Malayalam cinema after the huge success of films like Ustad Hotel, Vellimoonga and Amar Akbar Anthony, in which he played cameos.

But the young hero is looking forward for success on his own.

Asif has a couple of projects at various stages of completion like Anuraga Karikkinvellam, Avarude Raavukal, Adventures of Omanakkuttan and Silent Radio.

With the much delayed Ithu Thaanda Police releasing this week, he may bounce back to winning ways.

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