Asian legend Jackie Chan will be paid six times more for his cameo than Malayalam star Mohanlal, who is playing the title role in the biopic Nair San, based on the life history of Ayyappan Pillai Madhavan Nair, known as Nair San in Japan.
While Mohanlal is paid Rs. 50 million only for over 125 days of his call sheet, Jackie Chan will collect six times that fee for doing a cameo in 12 days, a source said. To be produced by a Middle Eastern production company, Morphous group, this Indo-Japanese film is made at a whopping cost of Rs. 2 billion ($47.6 million).
Talking about the movie with Jackie Chan, Mohanlal said that the film Nair San is based on the true story of a Keralite boy who settled in Japan and became a freedom fighter. The film is partly Chinese as shooting takes place in China too.
The first schedule of Nair San will start in the Mongolian desert in the first week of September. Jackie Chan has agreed to choreograph the fight sequences as well. Leading Japanese actress Shunsuken Matosuoka is expected to star opposite Mohanlal in this film depicting the era between 1920 and 1970.