It was earlier reported that Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan and Surya will be seen together in the Malayalam film directed by Major Ravi. But later news was heard that Surya backed out from the film due to date issues and that Mohanlal and Major Ravi are in search of another actor. Finally the lucky draw has gone to the Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty.
Suniel Shetty is not new to Malayalam films. Although a cameo role , he was seen in Priyadarshan film Kaakkakuyil. Now Mohanlal will play the lead with Amitabh Bachchan confirming himself to play a pivotal role in the movie.
Major Ravi has been very much applauded for his war based films like Kurukshetra and Keerthichakra. Both had Mohanlal as the hero. This two films even gave Mohanlal the Leut Colonel title. Kandahar movie is all about Kandahar Indian Airlines flight hijack incident which rattled the nation in 1999. The movie is said to be a bilingual one in Tamil and Malayalam and will be shot in Kerala, Delhi and Nepal.