Will Mohanlal As A Malayalam Accented English Cop Be Accepted?
Director Priyadarshan and the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s association with each other go back many decades. In Priyadarshan’s latest film ‘Kandhahar’ he has roped in Mohanlal to play a British Intelligence officer of India origin. It is not surprising that Mohanlal agreed to be a cop and once again a cop of Indian origin. He hates to put on an accent he cannot carry off in real life. So it is quite likely that in the film we are going to see a Malayalam accented British cop instead of the usual Punjabi accented Britisher. The rest of the film has major Bollywood stars like Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Kangna Ranaut and Sameera Reddy. The film’s story as the title suggests is terrorism related and will be sure to be a crossover hit. This will be Mohanlal’s third foray into Bollywood after Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Company’ and then ‘Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag’. Priyadarshan is also trying to get Vidya Balan to sign on so that the film will have an all India appeal.