Mohanlal’s film Puli Murugan which is filming now is again in news and this time it is about the star cast of the film. There has been rumours doing its round in the Malayalam film industry and Telugu film industry that Jagapathi Babu who is one of the most sought after villain in South Indian film industry had joined the sets of Mohanlal’s Puli Murugan to play a key role. The news is still not confirmed officially but the news is spreading.
The news like this about its casting is spreading because the shooting of the film is going on in full secrecy at Pooyamkutty forest area and that too under the strict surveillance of Police as well as Forest guards. Media and fans has no permission to even come a kilometer near the shooting spot and not even a single picture from the shooting spot is not out yet. The secrecy is there about the star cast of the film as well, as there is only a few names out yet like Kishore, Bala, Vinu Mohan, Kamalini Mukharjee, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nobi, Prabhu, Lakshmi Rai, Namitha etc. But these names too are not hundred percent confirmed. Only Kamalini Mukharjee, Namitha, Bala, Vinu Mohan, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Kishore are the confirmed ones as per reports.
Jagapathi Babu said to be playing a key role in the film and he has been roped in to the film as the legend Mohanlal wants him to play that character. We don’t even know much about its authenticity. And also not very sure about whether he is playing the villain role or not. Because another Telugu actor and popular villain Kishore plays the role of a forest officer in this film which has a negative touch. He is now doing hero roles in Telugu but came to this film as villain only because he want to fulfill the dream to act with Mohanlal.
Reports also says that Jagapathi Babu has been paid rupees 70 lakhs to act in this film and that is the highest remuneration ever paid to another language actor who acted in Mollywood. If this news is true then it will be Jagapathi Babu’s debut film in Mollywood. Anyway many Telugu media are also reporting the news saying that he already started shooting for Puli Murugan. We have to wait till the official confirmation to know whether it is right or wrong.