Upcoming Malayalam actor Jayasurya has replaced another popular actor Prithviraj in director M Padmakumar's forthcoming film Pathiramanal. Originally, Prithvi was chosen for the lead role in it, but he himself has opted out of the project stating his date issues. Sources claim that the Malayalam star is busy with nearly 4-5 films and dates of those films clashed with this film.
Film Pathiramanal is produced by Dhanush Productions. Babu Janardhanan is writing the script for it. Directed by M Padmakumar, it features actress Rima Kallingal in the heroine role. Tamil star Samuthirakani, who debuted in Malayalam with the movie Shikaar, will play the second lead in it. It is expected to start rolling in Alappuzha from this March and will be offered in July 2012.
However, Prithvi has worked in the movie Vaasthavam, which has been directed by M Padmakumar and scripted by Babu Janardhanan. He has won Kerala State Award for his wonderful performance in it. Now, Padmakumar and Janardhanan are coming back together with Pathiramanal, which has made big headlines for its interesting story line. Only the release of the film will decide whether it would be a big loss for Prithvi.