June 07 , 2013

Kollywood film Jilla has already racked up expectations with two of the biggest stars in the south — Mohanlal and Vijay — teaming up for the first time. While the massive fan base waits with bated breath for the film’s release, Vijay seems to have won another fan, s u p e r s t a r Mohanlal, who is all praise for his younger co-star. Currently, the two superstars are shooting for the film in Chennai and our sources from the production crew say the mood on the film’s set is jovial with both actors sharing great camaraderie, and their scenes together are apparently “pure magic onscreen”. When we got in touch with Mohanlal, the fourtime National Award winner said, “I started the shoot of Jilla two weeks back in Karaikudi. Vijay joined the set in Chennai. It’s been just two days since we started shooting together; so it’s too early to share my acting experiences with him.”

However, the actor is all praise for his costar and is happy to have got the opportunity to work with him. “I have known him earlier. We have met each other at a few functions but never had the opportunity to interact frequently. I feel that he is my younger brother,” says Mohanlal.

He also explains that now he understands the reason behind Vijay’s ever-expanding fan base. “He’s a nice and endearing human being. I respect and love him a lot because he’s so down to earth. Now I’m not surprised with the huge fan following he has not only in Tamil Nadu but in Kerala too,” says Mohanlal, further adding that his vocabulary is at a loss to truly express what he feels about his co-star.

Incidentally, the actor, whose previous Tamil venture was with Kamal Haasan in Unnaipol Oruvan, is more than thrilled about being back in Kollywood; and that too, in a movie with another superstar. “For me, Vijay is the boy-next-door, who has created a niche for himself in the industry. I’m sure that this project was destined to happen.”

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