Prithviraj Sukumaran, wife Supriya turn producers with Nine; first look of Jenuse Mohamed-directed film revealed

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Mar 23, 2018 16:43:54 IST

Popular Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, known for films such as Mumbai Police, Ezra and Naam Shabana, announced a couple of weeks ago his full-fledged plunge into film production with his company Prithviraj Productions, which he co-founded with his wife Supriya.

He shared via a statement on his Twitter page and wrote that his wife and he are finally realising a dream in which they have invested lot of effort. “We have always wanted to give back to cinema and we couldn’t possibly think of a better way to do that than facilitate films which we believe will make Malayalam cinema proud. Why did it take one year? Why do we believe this could be the start of something very special for our industry? Why is this dream of ours effectively taking a step close to the vision that I have always harbored for Malayalam cinema? These are all questions to which hopefully you’ll find answers in the next few announcements that will follow. For now, I’d like to thank all of you who’ve given me what I have, not to forget Shaji Nadesan and Santosh Sivan who held my hand when I took baby steps into the world of film production, and a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone who taught me all that I know of cinema,” said Prithviraj.

Last week, it was announced that Prithviraj will join hands with Sony Pictures India for his maiden production which has now been titled NineOn Friday, it was confirmed that the film will be directed by Jenuse Mohamed and will have music by Shaan Rahman. The makers also unveiled the first look poster of the film, which is tipped to be a thriller. On joining hands with Sony Pictures, Prithviraj said, “What makes this partnership doubly exciting is the nature of the film that we’re producing together. Supriya and I proudly welcome them to the content driven talent pool that is the Malayalam film industry.”

Currently awaiting the release of his films Ranam and My Story, Prithviraj is expected to commence work soon on Blessy’s Aadujeevitham. In the film based on the 2008 popular Malayalam novel Goat Days, Prithviraj will be seen as an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia. He is expected to undergo drastic weight transformation for the role.

Updated Date: Mar 23, 2018 16:43:54 IST