Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's next big budget film Casanova, directed by Roshan Andrews with reigning Tamil actor Arya, has been scheduled to start rolling by the first week of April. The pooja of Casanova took place in January at Confidante Cascade, Bangalore. Arya is now flying high after his Tamil film Naan Kadavul (I am God) by director Bala has been released and widely-appreciated.

Roshan Andrews is planning to shoot major portions of Casanova in Vienna and other European locations from April 10. The crew will depart to Vienna by the end of March. Mohanlal will join the sets after completing his part in director Blessy's Bhramaram. Debuting in Malayalam, Arya (a Malayalee from Kasargod) has given 40 days call sheet for this film in April and May.

Roshan Andrews, maker of super hits Udayananu Tharam (remade in Tamil as Vellithira) and Notebook, has been working on this script for the last two years along with its writers Sanjay and Bobby. The movie is touted to be one of the most stylish entertainers in Malayalam. This action, romantic thriller revolves around a Casanova (Mohanlal) who believes that love can cure crime.

According to initial reports, the film has five heroines, including Lakshmi Rai. R. Divakaran wields the camera while Alex Paul sets music. The action scenes will be choreographed by Hollywood's stunt coordinator Franz Spilhaus. Produced under the banner of Confident Entertainment (India) Ltd. with a budget of Rs. 10 crore, Casanova will be Mohanlal's big 2009 Onam release on September 2.


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