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While the first schedule of Japanese film Nair San (starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and Hong Kong super hero Jackie Chan) is all set to start in the first week of September, Mohanlal is in fact a little worried about this project. What is the reason for his worry?
The reason is that he needs to quickly learn two foreign languages: Japanese and Chinese. "I have to dub the film and speak in Japanese and Chinese. I have to learn the languages," said this two-time National Award winning actor, who is now busy learning these two foreign languages!
It is not that easy for a South Indian to learn them and dub. Many people comment that Chinese and Japanese are among the hardest languages in the world. However, some people can learn languages naturally and easily without much effort, while others find it very difficult, since a person's natural aptitude is an important factor in learning a language.
Meanwhile, talking about Nair San, the true story of Indian freedom fighter Ayyapan Pillai Madhavan Nair popularly known as Nair San in Japan, Mohanlal said he personally knew Nair San, who had later opened a restaurant chain by the same name in Japan. "I know that person. I have met him and I have been to his restaurants in Japan also, long back - I am talking about 23 years back," he said.
He also confirmed that martial arts hero Jackie Chan has a cameo role, which will be directed by noted Malayali director Albert. "It is 160 days of shooting for me. The film will cover the life of Nair San from age 35 till his death. Maybe he was the first person in the world to conduct a student agitation against the British. He fought against the British from Japan. Later, the Japanese government presented him with the title 'San'," Mohanlal said.
Mohanlal is very excited about his upcoming project Kurukshetra to be released on October 2. "It is about the Kargil war, how it happened and how it ended. We shot in real locations like Kargil and Drass." However, he clarified that the film was not a sequel to the earlier fast-paced action thriller Keertichakra.