Popular Tamil actor Arya (a Malayalee from Kasargod) is now pinning
his hopes on the much-anticipated Tamil magnum opus Naan
Kadavul (I am God) by director Bala. He is also to make his
first appearance in Malayalam in Casanova, a Rosshan
Andrews film with superstar Mohanlal in the lead.
The pooja of Casanova took place on Saturday (January
24) at Confidante Cascade, Bangalore, a resort run by the producer
Dr. Roy C.J. It was attended by Jagathy Sreekumar, Lalu Alex,
Lakshmi Rai, Priyanka, Priyadarshan, Joshy, Sibi Malayil, producers
Suresh Kumar, P.V Gangadharan and Antony Perumbavoor.
Rosshan Andrews, maker of super hits Udayananu Tharam (remade in
Tamil as Vellithira) and Notebook, has been working on this script
for the last two years along with its writers Sanjay and Bobby.
"After reading the script, Arya was very eager to do the film with
Mohanlal. This action, romantic thriller revolves around a
Casanova (Mohanlal) who believes that love can cure
crime," Rosshan Andrews was quoted as saying. Arya has given 40
days call sheet to shoot the film in April and May.
The film has five heroines including Lakshmi Rai. Major portions
will be shot in Vienna and other European locations from April 10.
R. Divakaran wields the camera while Alex Paul sets music. The
action scenes will be choreographed by Hollywood's stunt
coordinator Franz Spilhaus of Flight in Phoneix, King Soloman's
Mines, Avenger, Singh is Kinng and Drona fame. Produced under the
banner of Confident Entertainment (India) Ltd. with a budget of Rs.
10 crore, Casanova will be Mohanlal's big 2009 Onam
release on September 2.