In an exciting development, the shoot of Mollywod star Prithviraj ‘s maiden production venture 9 has finally started. The film’s initial portions will be shot in Kerala, And, thereafter, the team will head to Manali. 9 is a Jenuse Mohammed directorial and is touted to be a Sci-fi horror thriller. In it, Prithvi will be seen essaying the role of a scientist and sporting a new look. The film is expected to revolve around events that happen over a nine day period and is believed to be quite different from regular Mollywood films. The buzz is that 9 will feature either Parvathy or Nithya Menen as the female lead, however, nothing has been confirmed yet.
While announcing the film, Prithvi had said that he was grateful to Sony for partnering with him and fulfilling his dream.
“It started with what I thought was a casual conversation over coffee with Vivek Krishnani, MD, Sony Pictures India. I was trying to convince him that if ideas that would make entertaining films and yet stay away from conventions were what they were looking for, then Malayalam cinema is the place to be. It was then that Vivek said that he would be more than willing to join hands with me for their foray into Malayalam if I did indeed have such a script at hand. I did! A few days before that, I had already zeroed in on a script that I knew should make the film that would launch Prithviraj Productions. We went to Mumbai and gave them an elaborate narration and a project overview. By the end of the day, a handshake over a coffee had become a partnership between two companies,” he had said in a detailed Twitter post.
Interestingly, while announcing the launch of his company, he had said that it is his way of giving back to the industry that made him famous. We wish him luck and hope that he finds success with 9.