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Vijay is the boy-next-door for me: Mohanlal

Thiruvananthapuram: Superstar Mohanlal has already starred in several Tamil films and also a few of his Malayalam movies have been dubbed in this language. These films have got him a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu. The actor, who was last seen with Kamal Hassan in Unnaipol Oruvan, is now all set to star alongside actor Vijay in his upcoming movie Jilla. And he has all praise for Ilayathalapathy, whom he calls his younger brother.

Produced by RB Choudary, Jilla is touted to be one of the big-budget Tamil movies of 2013. The makers of the film are highly guarding the story and the details of the characters in it. If we are to go by the latest reports, Mohanlal is playing the father of Vijay and his sister played by Niveda Thomas in the movie.

Jilla is set in Madurai. The first schedule of its shooting started in Karaikudi on May 13. Along with Poornima Bhagyaraj, Mohanlal took part in the filming of the movie. Recently, Vijay has joined Mohanlal to shoot for the movie. Sources from the production team claim that both actors are sharing great camaraderie on the sets and their combo scenes will be a magic onscreen.

Mohanlal has high regards for Vijay, whom he has met at a few functions earlier. "He's a nice and endearing human being. I respect and love him a lot because he's so down to earth. Now I'm not surprised with the huge fan following he has, not only in Tamil Nadu but in Kerala too," TOI quotes Lal as saying. "For me, Vijay is the boy-next-door, who has created a niche for himself in the industry," he added.

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