Priyadarshan and his long-time collaborator Mohanlal had earlier announced a historical drama on the life of Kunjali Marakkar, the Muslim naval chief (of the Zamorin), titled Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.
As per the latest reports, Mohanlal will be joined by Telugu actor Nagarjuna and Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. Reported by The Times Of India, it has not been revealed what characters these actors will play, but the film will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
Nagarjuna and Priyadarshan have worked previously in Nirnayam, a Telugu version of the Priyadarshan’s original in Malayalam, Vandanam.
Shetty, who has worked previously with Priyadarshan in Hera Pheri, had a cameo in Mohanlal-starrer Kakakuyil. The makers claim that the movie will be the most expensive film ever to be made in Malayalam. This big-budget film will be jointly produced by Antony Perumbavoor, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment.
Also, ace cinematographer Santhosh Sivan has announced his version of the story of the Zamorin with Mammootty in the lead. Sivan worked with Priyadarshan in several hit films.