Parvathy Nambiar, the Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
fame actress will play the titular role in Ranjith's
highly anticipated project Leela. The director confirmed the reports
and revealed that he finalised Parvathy for the role, after
watching her stage performance.
Leela is the movie based on the popular short story of
the same name, written by Unni R. Some of the leading actresses of the
industry, including Ann Augustine, Rima Kallingal, Karthika Nair
etc were considered for the role initially.
Mohanlal rejected the offer due to personal reasons; while
Mammootty backed out as he was not comfortable with the character.
Shankar Ramakrishnan denied the offer, stating that only a highly
talented actor can play such a complex role.
Leela revolves around the special relationship between
the mahout Kuttiyappan and an orphan girl, named Leela. Unni R,
himself pens the script for the movie. The movie will also have
Vijayaraghavan and Jagadheedh in the supporting roles.