Vishnu Manchu confirms Mohanlal joining the cast of Kannappa

The film also stars Prabhas and Nayanthara in important roles
Mohanlal and Vishnu Manchu
Mohanlal and Vishnu Manchu

After doing a special appearance in Tamil megastar Rajinikanth's Jailer, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is now confirmed to star in Vishnu Manchu's dream-project Kannappa. The pan-India movie is touted to be a fantasy drama film.

Taking to his X account (formerly Twitter,) Manchu confirmed the development as he wrote, "Har Har Mahadev!" after Mohanlal was confirmed to be on board for the project.

Earlier, the Telugu director had already confirmed the casting of Prabhas and Nayanthara both of whom signed on to the project after completing their big budget outings, namely Salaar Part 1 and Jawan respectively.

Since Mohanlal was busy with his last release Jailer and his next Malaikottai Vaaliban, his casting in Kannappa was delayed. But now, the roster is complete with over three superstars.

Kannappa is based around the legend of Kannappa, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva who was supposed to be an avatar of Arjuna himself. One of the 63 nayanars, Kannappa according to legend had plucked out his eye as an offering to the deity, and performed a dance of penance which impressed Mahadev so much that he blessed him and gave him divine abilities.

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