Malayalam megastar Mohanlal is venturing into direction with his debut project as a filmmaker with Barroz. On the first day of the film's schedule - March 24 - Mohanlal was showered with a whole lot of love and best wishes from another megastar - Amitabh Bachchan. In a tweet posted late night on Tuesday, Big B gave a shout-out to Mohanlal for his new venture and wrote: "Wishing the great Mohanlal the very best for his 1st directorial venture Barroz... success , prosperity and greater glory." Barroz, a children's fantasy film, will be based on the story Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure by filmmaker Jijo Punnoose.
Here's what Amitabh Bachchan tweeted for Mohanlal:
T 3851 -Wishing the great Mohanlal the very best for his 1st directorial venture 'BARROZ' .. success , prosperity and greater glory ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 23, 2021
Thanking Mr Bachchan for his shout-out, Mohanlal wrote: "Sir, it is with great gratitude that I accept your passionate message. Your thoughtfulness always touches my heart and your blessings I will always cherish. I thank you and reiterate my great admiration and respect for you. Love and prayers."
Sir, it is with great gratitude that I accept your passionate message.Your thoughtfulness always touches my heart and your blessings I will always cherish. I thank you and reiterate my great admiration and respect for you. Love & Prayers.@SrBachchanhttps://t.co/nbHk4F1RKS— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) March 24, 2021
Last month, Mr Bachchan shared a tweet of appreciation for Mohanlal's daughter Vismaya for her new book titled Grains Of Stardust, which is a collection of her paintings and poems. "Mohanlal, superstar of Malayalam cinema and one that I have immense admiration of, sends me a book, Grains Of Stardust, written and illustrated by his daughter Vismaya. A most creative, sensitive journey of poems and paintings. Talent is hereditary! My best wishes," tweeted Mr Bachchan. Responding to Big B's tweet, an excited Mohanlal wrote: "Good morning Sir... Pranam... So grateful for the tweet you shared... coming from you, it's a compliment of the highest order."
Mohanlal and Amitabh Bachchan have co-starred in films such as 2007's Aag and 2010's war movie Kandahar. The cinema megastars also collaborated for a short film titled Family, which was released last year when the country was in lockdown mode.
Mohanlal announced Barroz sometime in 2019 and in a recent video posted on Instagram, he said the film's shoot is finally starting this month. Apart from Mohanlal, the cast of Barroz is also expected to include names such as Prithviraj Sukumaran, Paz Vega and Rafael Amargo. Barroz may have zeroed in 2022 as the release year.