The latest updates from the Malayalam film industry.
Malayalam hero Nivin Pauly is currently shooting for Gautham Ramachandran's Tamil film, which is a remake of the 2014 Kannada thriller Ulidavaru Kandanthe.
The shooting of the film has just started and there were rumours that it has been titled Santa Maria.
However, reliable sources tell us that the title has not been decided as yet. Though Santa Maria is one of the options for the title, the team is on the lookout for something native.
Shajahanum Pareekkuttiyum for Eid
Kunchacko Boban and Jayasurya will romance Amala Paul in director Boban Samuel’s Shajahanum Pareekkuttiyum.
Kunchacko's Pranav and Jayasurya's Prince come into the life of Jiya (Amala Paul), following dramatic twists and turns.
Boban Samuel has earlier directed Janapriyan, Romans and Happy Journey.
Shajahanum Pareekkuttiyum, produced by Ashiq Usman and scripted by Y V Rajesh, will release during Eid. The cinematographer is Anishlal R S.
Anu Emmanuel makes her point clear
The cover of the recent issue of a Malayalam film magazine carried Action Hero Biju heroine Anu Emmanuel’s shocking statement, saying ‘Malayalam cinema doesn’t respect women.'
But Anu has made it clear that she never made such a remark.
She has posted her take on the matter on Instagram: 'The cover has this statement, “Malayalam cinema doesn’t respect heroines", which I have never said. Although the cover is nice the statement isn’t.'
Anu was recently in the news when she opted out of Amal Neerad’s latest project with Dulquer Salmaan, after joining the shoot. It was later explained that she had to complete a Telugu project to which she had already committed and when the dates collided, she was forced to take the decision.