Mollywood superstar Manju Warrier is set to make her Bollywood debut with Ameriki Pandit. The movie directed by debut filmmaker Kalpesh is said to be a romantic family drama. Manju will be starring alongside Kollywood heartthrob Madhavan in the film. Shoot for the film is said to be on at Bhopal. Meanwhile, rumours are rife that Manju’s movie, Prathi Poovankozhi is to be remade in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and that Ameriki Pandit could be the Hindi remake.
The How Old Are You? actress has quite a few anticipated projects lined up aside from the Mammootty starrer The Priest, which hits theatres today. There is Mohanlal-Priyadarshan’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Padavettu (with Nivin Pauly), Santhosh Sivan’s Jack and Jill and the techno horror film Chathurmukham.
The actress on Wednesday posted the image of her mother, Girija, celebrating the latter’s recent Kathakali performance. “For those of you who missed what’s happening, my Amma got trained in Kathakali under Kalanilayam Gopi Aashan for the past two years and performed onstage with a group of most talented Kathakali artistes of Sarvathobhadram Kala Kendram! I’m so proud of you Amma!” Manju posted.
Manju Warrier’s mother, Girija Warrier, has been a constant source of inspiration to the actress-cum-dancer. Manju in December 2020 took to social media to share an article written by her mother. The article was published in a Malayalam Daily’s magazine.
“Proudly sharing an article written by my Amma, published in the latest issue of the Grihalakshmi magazine. One of her articles is being published after almost 46 years since her college days,” wrote Manju, sharing the article.
Just last month, on her mother’s birthday Manju, who turned producer last year with Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Kayattam and brother Madhu Warrier's directorial debut Lalitham Sundaram, had posted a note that went viral. The note read, “Happy Birthday to my superstar. Mom still amazes and proves it’s never too late to start something new in life.”
Girija performed the role of Panchali in Kalyana Sougandhikam Kathakali at the Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple on March 9, 2021 as part of the Shivarathri celebrations. Girija, who is studying Mohiniyattam, was persuaded by a friend to take up Kathakali after watching a 70-year-old performing Kathakali. A disciple of Kalanilayam Gopi, Girija made her debut performance at the Temple.