First, a dried coconut leaf barely misses landing on Nandagopan's and Bhaskar's head as they make their way to the lawn. Startled, the two look up only to see the beautiful Chembakam, perched on the coconut tree. The scene is from Pandhaiyakozhi, Lal's new film as a producer. Naren and Cochin Haniffa are Nandagopan and Bhaskar respectively. The beautiful Pooja is Chembakam! In all, she had acted in about 18 films in Tamil, Telugu and Singhalese. This is her first film in Malayalam.
The coconut-tree scene is also her introduction scene in the film. The otherwise modern and cosmopolitan girl was dressed in 'half' sari. With flowers in her braided hair and a nose-pin, she looked like a typical village-girl. She was initially signed up to be Dileep's heroine in Don, but was replaced by Gopika. Lal's new film with director MA Venu just might be a better option for her.