Mohanlal celebrated his Padma Bhushan win with his co-stars on the sets of his upcoming film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. He was one of the 56 of 112 awardees who were honoured with Padma Awards by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.
Suniel Shetty, who is currently shooting for his upcoming Malayalam epic historical war film, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, took to his Instagram handle earlier today and shared a picture with his co-star in the film, Mohanlal. The Hera Pheri actor is happy that he will share screen space with the talented actor who was recently awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President.
Suniel also talked about two other Padma Awards winners, Priyadarshan, who is the writer and director of the film, and Sabu Cyril, who is the production designer in the film and whose work in Enthiran won him international recognition.
Suniel captioned the picture, on the sets of ‘MARKAAR’ celebrating Padma Bhushan Mohanlal sir, the genius Sabu Cyril and my favourite hera pheri man Priyadarshan sir. An opportunity to work with the best in the business of entertainment, Blessed!!!
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In the first look of Suniel’s character in the historical war flick, the actor is seen sporting long hair and beard complete with armour to play the role of a warrior.
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Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is set in 16th century India, and is based on the battle of Kunjali Marakkar IV – the fourth naval defence of the Indian coast, in which Calicut was safeguarded from Portuguese invasion. The screenplay was co-written by Ani Sasi. The film is produced by Aashirvad Cinemas with Moonshot Entertainments and Confident Group.
The film is being made at the estimated budget of Rs 100 crore. It has a star-studded cast including Mohanlal, Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu Deva, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Pranav Mohanlal among others.
Mohanlal is waiting for the release of Lucifer movie too, as it will mark the directorial debut of Prithviraj. The 58-year-old superstar will make a comeback in Tamil after a long gap with Suriya’s next film, Kaappaan. The film directed by KV Anand also has Boman Irani and Arya in the star cast.