Well, it seems like Malayalam actors have a huge demand in other language film industries. The recent trend of actors trying their hands at Tamil and Telugu films definitely gives an indication of the same.
From the Big M's to the young superstars, all have some exciting projects from Tamil and Telugu in their kitty. Take a look at the Malayalam actors and their upcoming other languages films.
Mohanlal would be seen in two back-to-back Telugu films in the form of Manamantha and Janatha Garage. In Janatha Garage, he would be seen sharing the screen space with Jr NTR. Discussions are going on regarding a Tamil film, which would have Mohanlal in the lead role.
After a break of close to 6 years, Mammootty is all set to get back to the Tamil film industry. The actor would be seen doing the lead role in the upcoming Tamil movie Peranbu, directed by Ram. Mammootty may also feature in another Tamil film, which would be directed by Seenu Ramasamy.
Nivin Pauly's popularity in Tamil Nadu has touched new heights. The actor is all set to appear in a direct Tamil film, which would be directed by Gautham Ramachandran. Another Tamil project is also in the offing for the actor.
Fahadh Faasil would soon join the league of Mollywood actors, who have worked in Tamil films. The actor is all set to play an important role in Sivakarthikeyan's next film directed by M Raja.
Jayaram is a well-known face in places outside Kerala, as he has worked in a number of Tamil films in the past. The actor is all set to debut in Telugu with the film Bhagmati. Jayaram is said to be playing the role of a politician in the film.
Unni Mukundan is on a roll with back-to-back Telugu films in his kitty. The actor, who features in the film Janatha Garage in a negative role would be paired opposite Anushka Shetty in the upcoming Telugu film Bhagmati.
Such a trend was common among the actresses of Mollywood, who have had a huge demand in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. Less often, we have seen male actors of Mollywood focusing more on films of other languages.
This wasn't a common sight until a few years back. We have seen actors like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Jayaram etc. Being a part of Tamil films and that too, occasionally.
But now, we can see them giving due importance to other language films too. For instance, Mohanlal would be seen in two back-to-back Telugu films. Both the films are slated for release this year.
Upto some extent, this is a good trend for Malayalam cinema considering the fact that actors from Mollywood, would go on to set a fan base of their own, in other States.
This in turn would definitely help to expand the base of Malayalam films to other States of South India.