» Why Priyadarshan chose Prakash Raj instead of Mohanlal?
Why Priyadarshan chose Prakash Raj instead of Mohanlal?
Written by: By: Arya Aiyappan
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Kanchivaram has been reaping glories galore at the National level
and Prakash Raj has emerged as one of the most talented actors who
can carry a character with much ease and poise. However what has
been lurking in the minds the Malayalees is that Priyadarshan and
Mohanlal are known as the best of friends. If so then why did the
director not cast his friend Mohanlal in Kanchivaram?
Well, before you jump to any conclusions, let us hear it right
from Priyadarshan"s mouth, “My best friend Mohanlal was supposed to
do the film. But he couldn"t as he had date problems. After that, I
decided to cast Prakash Raj, whose fantastic performance and
dialogue delivery did the magic."
Luck has definitely favoured Prakash Raj and the filmmaker does
not regret his choice, for he says, “Prakash took Kanchivaram to a
different level. He was totally committed and did the film without
any remuneration." Priyan even goes onto say that he had also
foreseen an award for Prakash Raj, “Immediately after watching the
first copy, I told Prakash that he would get a National Award for
it. Such was his performance."