Pranav Mohanlal
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Over the last few days, reports on Malayalam actor Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal making his entry to the entertainment industry, have been making the headlines. Now, the superstar has made it official with his latest announcement via his Facebook page.

Mohanlal has revealed that his 26-year-old son will make his debut as a lead actor in the upcoming Malayalam movie, which will be helmed by director Jeethu Joseph. The yet-to-be-titled movie, which is said to be similar to the genre of Mohanlal and Jeethu's blockbuster Drishyam, will be bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas.

"Pranav Mohanlal is ready to begin his career as an actor. He will be playing the lead role in the movie directed by Jeethu Joseph and produced by Antony Perumbavoor. This movie is a thriller genre after Drishyam, from Aashirvad Cinemas [sic]," Mohanlal posted on his Facebook page.

Pranav, who made his acting debut as a child artiste in the 2002 movie Onnaman, is the recipient of Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artiste for his performance in the drama movie Punarjani, in which he played the role of Appu. However, the celebrity kid later was seen only in a cameo appearance in a song in the Mohanlal-starrer Sagar Alias Jackie Reloaded in 2009. He has also worked as an assistant to Jeethu in the movies Papanasam and Life of Josutty.

Pranav's big entry as a hero to the industry is one of the most awaited news for the audience, who are expecting him to become another Dulquer Salmaan, who has been enjoying a tremendous fan following in South India.

Here's how celebrities welcomed the news of Pranav's upcoming movie:

Aju Varghese

That's a Royal entry and the much awaited news :)

Saranya Mohan

Wonderful News :)

Adil Ibrahim

Lalettaaaaa What a news..What an amazing Newsss


All the best Pranav Mohanlal

Guinness Pakru

Nice...all the best pranav

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Where else could he be !!!

Ponnamma Babu

All the Best Pranav Mohanlal

Neeraj Madhav

This will be epic!!!

Meera Nandan

My my... this is some news

Vipin Das

RAJAVINTE MAKAN !! All the best junior superstar and jithu joseph