Dileep’s next flick which was publicised as Njan Aara Mon has been renamed as Budhettan now, and it is the directorial debut of Sudheesh Shankar – well, kind of.. he has been a television director so far in his career.
The film which has started filming already (since June 9), will be shot mostly in Thodupuzha and Mumbai. The reasons for the rather diverse locations are unknown as of now, as it has to do with the details of the plot.
Mythili and Namitha Pramod will be starring opposite Dileep in this one, and the ‘Popular Hero’ will be playing a vegetable trader named Chinnan. Chinnan is a man who lives for others and doesn’t send any money on himself. Initially, it was also rumoured that he will be a tricky fellow and pulls quite a few stunts in order to help others. Maybe the generosity of the character is the reason for the new title of the film.
Apart from the leads, Siddique, Lalu Alex, Nedumudi Venu and Vinaya Prasad too will be appearing in the movie in supporting roles. The production is being handled by Super Good Movies, while the scripting was done by Dinesh Pallath. SA Rajkumar has composed the tunes for the film.
Dileep is known for delivering consistently successful movies. Though his personal image is under public scrutiny right now, as the ongoing divorce proceedings between him and Manju Warrier are hogging the media spotlight, this movie too shows signs of being another victory for the actor.
His last film Ringmaster was received by the audience well, and if the rumours are true, Dileep will be playing the role of the late holyman Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the upcoming epic Telugu film Baba Sathya Sai.
It is also rumoured that Dileep, who will be playing the role of the Baba from age 25 onwards, will be paid a remuneration of Rs 7 crores for the film, making him the highest paid actor in Malayalam cinema.