By Jayakrishnan | Galatta | 01:20 PM
Popular Malayalam director and producer Renji Panicker's son Nikhil is making his Mollywood debut with an interesting subject. The lad will be seen playing the role of noted Kathakali singer Kalamandalam Hyderali.
Nikhil will portray the role of Hyderali in his teenage and youth days, say reports. Renji Panicker will be essaying the role of the much loved artiste in this ambitious biopic. Hyderali is considered as one of the foremost exponents of Kathakali music in Kerala. He came from a Muslim family and had to face stiff opposition from traditionalists due to his religious background. He was even forced to perform outside the temple complexes many times. This film is directed by Aju Narayanan.
Renji Panicker had acted in Nivin Pauly's superhit films Premam and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. He is known for his runaway Malayalam hit films, Roudram and Bharatchandran IPS.