According to the latest reports, Mohanlal will play the lead role in Rajeevnath's upcoming directorial venture, titled Onnam Sir. The movie is an adaption of legendary Malayalam writer Karoor Neelakanda Pillai's acclaimed short story, Pothichoru.
Mohanlal has earlier worked with Rajeevnath in acclaimed movies Kaveri, Aham and Pakal Nakshathrangal. Mohanlal is also playing a cameo role as himself, in Rajeevnath's upcoming movie Rasam which stars Indrajith and debutante Varuna Shetty in the lead roles.
The duo also worked in a big budget movie Swarnachamaram, which also starred legendary actor Shivaji Ganesan; but the movie still remains unreleased duo to unknown reasons. Rajeevnath had won the National Award for Best Director for his movie Janani, in 1998. The movie, which explored various stages of maternity, earned acclaims in international level and was premiered in Oslo, Norway.
Mohanlal is currently filming for Joshiy directed upcoming project Lailaa O Lailaa, which stars Amala Paul and Sathyaraj in other pivotal roles. The actor will next join the filming of Sathyan Anthikad directed untitled project, in which he will pair up with Manju Warrier. Mohanlal's other upcoming projects are Madhupal's untitled project, Anil directed Memory Card and Venu's next directorial venture.