‘Best story line I heard during lockdown’: Prithviraj on his next directorial

Thinking of getting behind the camera again, he said

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Malayalam actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran on Wednesday said that he is considering starting his next directorial soon. The actor took to social media to share that he has been inspired by his daughter’s storyline, terming it the ‘best he has heard in a year’.

Prithviraj shared a picture of a digital slate that has the plotline of a story set in the backdrop of World War 2. It is about a father-son duo who live in America and move to a refugee camp during the war. His daughter's story has a happy ending with the father and son returning home after the war ended.

Prithviraj captioned the pic: “This was the best story line I heard during this lockdown. But since shooting this in the midst of a pandemic seemed an unlikely proposition, I chose another script. Yup. Thinking of getting behind the camera again. Details will follow soon (sic).”

Prithviraj had earlier announced a sequel to his 2019 directorial debut Lucifer, starring Mohanlal. The sequel has been titled Empuraan, and Prithviraj is working on its script with writer Murali Gopy.

Prithviraj was also shooting for Kaduva, directed by Shaji Kailas, before restrictions were enforced amid the second wave of COVID-19.