Arya is going to do his first film in Malayalam Casanova with Mohanlal in the lead and directed by Rosshan Andrews and produced by the construction and real estate company Confident Group, Bangalore.
The 'pooja' launch of the film took place on Saturday, January 24 at Confidante Cascade, a resort run by the producer Dr Roy C.J, which was attended by the unit of the film and directors like Priyadarshan, Joshy and Sibi Malayil.
Arya, has an important role in the film and he burst into the stage at the function riding a red motorcycle (see pic). Rosshan Andrews, the director has made super hits with Mohanlal like Udayananu Tharam (remade in Tamil as Vellithira) and the boarding school romance Notebook has been working on the script of Casanova for the last two years along with its writers Sanjay and Bobby.
Says Rosshan Andrews: “Arya, after reading the script of the film was very eager to do the film with Mohanlal. It is an action, romantic thriller revolving around a Casanova (Mohanlal) who believes that love can cure crime. There is a Casanova in one out of every five men in the world. There are five models and Lakshmi Rai in the film along with other Malayalam artists. The major shoot of the film will be in Vienna in Austria and other European locations, and will start from April 10."
Casanova with a budget of Rs 10 crore will be the costliest Malayalam film ever made. Arya has given 40 days bulk dates to shoot the film in Europe in April and May, and will be his next film after Sarvvam.
This Malayalam film is going to be Mohanlal's big 2009 Onam release on September 2