After Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, Tamil star Suriya has given his nod to act in the Malayalam film Kandahar, based on the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight to Afghanistan in 1999, along with Mohanlal.
Suriya will don a commando’s role in the film, its director Major Ravi said.
“It would take another 3-4 months for the shooting to begin. I am still in the process of getting permission from the Army and selection of locations etc. The spade work is going on,” he said.
Bachchan, who will be playing the role of the father of a hijack victim, will be making his appearance in the second half of the film. Major Ravi denied that Bachchan’s role was only a guest appearance.
The storyline was narrated to the Big B during his visit to Kerala earlier this month and he liked it and readily gave his nod.
Resul Pookutty, who won the Oscar in Slumdog Millionaire, is likely to mix the sound for the film. The female lead has not yet been decided, Ravi said.