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'Ramaleela' director to make acting debut

MollywoodArun Gopy will play the lead in a film helmed by Ratheesh Raghu Nandan.Digital Native Arun Gopy-compressed.jpgDigital NativeDirector Arun Gopy, who shot to limelight with his directorial debut Ramaleela, starring Dileep in the lead role, is all set to make his debut as an actor. According to reports, he has been roped in play the lead role in a movie that will be helmed by Ratheesh Raghu Nandan and produced by Krishnan Sethuraman under his banner Sreevari Films. According to sources in the know, the film has not been titled yet. On Arun Gopy deciding to don the greasepaint, we hear that he was impressed with the script so much that he decided to take up the role offered to him. Director Arun Gopy shot to limelight with his first venture Ramaleela that released on September 28th this year after a lot of struggle. The film was supposed to release in July but following the arrest of its lead star in the actor assault case, its release was postponed. Finally, Ramaleela made it to the silver screens and despite all odds turned out to be a massive hit. Made on a budget of Rs. 14 crores by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under his banner Mulakuppadam Films, the film went on to collect Rs. 55 crores. Written by Sachy and directed by Arun Gopy, Ramaleela had Dileep and Prayaga Martin as the lead pair with Kalabhavan Shajon, Mukesh, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna, Renji Panicker, Ashokan, Sai Kumar, Lena, Sreejith Ravi, Sadiq and Anil Murali in the star cast. Gopi Sunder had composed music for this film with Shaji Kumar handling the camera and Vivek Harshan editing it. With Ramaleela turning out to be a big hit, there were expectations on what Arun Gopy’s next directorial would be. But with reports that he will be turning an actor, movie buffs are waiting to see him in action. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No

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