Mohanlal, the Super Star of Mollywood was reported to be playing the lead role SS Rajamouli’s upcoming mega budget movie Garuda. As per the close sources, Mohanlal has charged Rs.15 Crores as his remuneration.
He already committed the project; thus placing himself as the highest paid actor ever in the history of Malayalam cinema. Mohanlal has reportedly allotted 6 months of his call sheet for the movie.
Sources suggest that Garuda is an epic drama, based on a sub-plot from the epic Mahabharatha. It has also been rumoured that the movie is an adaption of MT Vasudevan Nair’s Randamoozham. If the rumours are to be true, Mohanlal will be essaying the role of the epic character Bheeman in the movie, which is scripted by Rajamouli’s father, popular scenarist cum filmmaker KV Vijayendra Prasad.
Garuda is an ambitious project for SS Rajamouli, who is on a high with the success of his spectacular movie, Baahubali. The movie is planned with a budget of 1000 crores. Popular actors of Bollywood and South Indian film industry will play the other major roles.