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Basil Joseph, director of Minnal Murali, wants Priyanka Chopra to play a supervillain in sequel

When Basil Joseph was to pick an actor for the character of a "superwoman as an antagonist", he immediately thought of Priyanka Chopra

Basil Joseph, director of Minnal Murali, wants Priyanka Chopra to play a supervillain in sequel
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Basil Joseph can see Priyanka Chopra playing a villain in the Minnal Murali sequel. In a new interview, the Minnal Murali director was asked to identify a female baddie for the film's sequel, and he chose Priyanka Chopra.

Minnal Murali, a Malayalam film starring Tovino Thomas as a local superhero, was released last month. Priyanka had announced Minnal Murali's world debut at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on December 16 ahead of the film's Netflix release. She also had a virtual conversation with Basil and Tovino.

In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Basil was asked to choose a candidate for the role of a "superwoman as an antagonist" in his film's sequel, to which he responded with a grin, "Priyanka Chopra."

Basil previously stated in an interview with The Indian Express that his superhero picture might very well become a series, "Surely, there are strong reasons to believe Minnal Murali can become a franchise. Discussions are happening but nothing has been confirmed yet to make an official announcement."

Priyanka, who is the chairman of the film fest, told Basil in a video interaction last month: "What I loved about the movie was that you placed it in a village, you placed it as everyday man. It didn't have those shiny, superhero vibe. It did have the beauty of the VFX and everything but it was not like every day superhero movie. It's like a normal, hardworking man's story. The possibility of good over evil."

Minnal Murali opened to encouraging reviews last month. The Hindustan Times review of the film read: "Minnal Murali determinedly stays rooted through its 158-minute runtime. Despite having universally appealing themes for fantasy and superhero genre lovers, the Minnal Murali's milieu and characters are always strictly local, which is the highlight of contemporary Malayalam cinema that has gained countrywide appreciation."

Priyanka Chopra was last seen in The Matrix: Resurrections and has a busy schedule ahead of her. She will appear in the series Citadel, the Hollywood film Text for You, and the Bollywood film Jee Le Zaraa. Priyanka also owns Purple Pebble Pictures, a production company dedicated to promoting regional films.

Basil Joseph likes the concept of Priyanka Chopra as a villain in the Minnal Murali sequel. In a new interview, the Minnal Murali director was asked to identify a female baddie for the film's sequel, and he chose Priyanka Chopra.

Tovino Thomas plays a superhero from a village in the Malayalam film Minnal Murali, which was released last month. Priyanka had announced Minnal Mirali's international debut at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on December 16 ahead of the film's Netflix release. She also had a virtual conversation with Basil and Tovino.

In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Basil was asked to choose a candidate for the role of a "superwoman as an antagonist" in his film's sequel, to which he responded with a grin, "Priyanka Chopra."

In an intervie earlier, Basil said that his superhero film could very well become a franchise, "Surely, there are strong reasons to believe Minnal Murali can become a franchise. Discussions are happening but nothing has been confirmed yet to make an official announcement."

Priyanka, who is the chairman of the film fest, told Basil in a video interaction last month: "What I loved about the movie was that you placed it in a village, you placed it as everyday man. It didn't have those shiny, superhero vibe. It did have the beauty of the VFX and everything but it was not like every day superhero movie. It's like a normal, hardworking man's story. The possibility of good over evil."

Minnal Murali opened to encouraging reviews last month. The Hindustan Times review of the film read: "Minnal Murali determinedly stays rooted through its 158-minute runtime. Despite having universally appealing themes for fantasy and superhero genre lovers, the Minnal Murali's milieu and characters are always strictly local, which is the highlight of contemporary Malayalam cinema that has gained countrywide appreciation."

Priyanka Chopra was last seen in The Matrix: Resurrections and has a busy schedule ahead of her. She will appear in the series Citadel, the Hollywood film Text for You, and the Bollywood film Jee Le Zaraa. Priyanka also owns Purple Pebble Pictures, a production company dedicated to promoting regional films.

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