Mohanlal is a superstar in Malayalam cinema. He's known for his acting and mass persona. Over the years, Mohan Lal has given many blockbuster hits in Mollywood. He has acted in a few Tamil films like Iruvar and most recently in Vijay's Jilla and Suriya's Kaappaan.

But even before these films, Mohanlal was approached by director Gautham Menon to play Suriya's father in Vaaranam Aayiram. However, Mohanlal was skeptical about playing the younger version of Suriya's father where he needs to look like he's in his 20s.

Following his refusal, Suriya stepped in to offer himself to play the father's role. Hence, Vaaranam Aayiram saw Suriya playing a dual role as father and son.

Source: Cine Ulagam
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