Yugapurushan by R Sukumaran has aroused much curiosity on account of its storyline, the characters and the impressive star cast. After having raised much hoopla, the latest we hear is that superstar Mohanlal has backed out from the project. Mohanlal was to play the role of Swami Vivekananda in the movie and the actor had also given his consent earlier.
There has been no difference in opinion between the actor and the director. To get into the character Mohanlal was asked to take off his moustache. However he is currently acting in Alexander the Great. Continuity has cropped up as a major problem here and the actor cannot afford to risk the shooting of Alexander the Great which had already begun for the sake of two to three days of shooting for Yugaprurushan. After holding talks with R Sukumaran, Mohanlal has decided to let go this project.
Plans were to shoot the scenes involving Mohanlal at Mysore, but now they have decided to abandon those scenes and not go for a substitute. However they are convinced that the absence of these scenes would not pose any problem to the integrity of the story.
With Mohanlal withdrawing from the project, it needs to be seen how the movie would shape up and the audiences who have been waiting for the Mohanlal - Mammootty team, will have to wait for some time more.