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Pics: Mohanlal celebrates birthday on Vijay's Jilla sets

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It was a special birthday for Malayalam superstar this year as he celebrated his 53rd birthday with his Tamil friends. The actor celebrated his birthday on the sets of forthcoming Tamil film Jilla starring Illayathalapathy Vijay.

The Jilla team had some plans for Mohanlal as they threw him a surprise party. In fact, the actor was not keen to leave the sets, since he was busy shooting for the film whole day. "He was with us on location shooting for the film. Since we are halfway through the first schedule, he didn't want to leave the sets. However, we threw a surprise party for him to welcome his birthday," the film's director Nesan told IANS.

The team made Mohanlal cut the cake. Lal plays Vijay's mentor in the film, which is currently being shot in Chalakudy, Kerala. Veteran actress Poornima Bhagyaraj, who is making a comeback almost after two decades, is paired opposite Mohanlal in the film. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

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It has to be noted that the duo had made their debut together in Malayalam for director Fazil's Manjil Virinja Pookal, 33 years ago. Recalling the memory, she said that they have been good friends all these years.

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Mohanlal, who is been in the industry for over three decades, is known for Malayalam films such as Namukku Parkan Mundhiri Thoppukal, Kaalapani and Kanmadam.

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He has also acted in Hindi films such as Company and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. He has four National Awards to his credit.

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According to the director, Mohanlal and Vijay's scenes are the highlight of the film. He said, "Lal sir will essay a powerful role of Vijay's mentor in the film. Scenes between them will be highly emotional and will be the highlight of the the story."

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Jilla directed by Nesan and produced by RB Choudhary of Mega Super Good Films also features Kajal Aggarwal in the leads. Mahat Raghavendra, Niveda Thomas, Thambi Ramaiah, Soori, VTV Ganesh and others are in the cast.

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