Mohanlal, Malayalam Actor ( Courtesy: Facebook)
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Barroz, Actor Mohanlal’s directorial debut which will be shot in 3D, will feature Spanish stars Paz Vega, an award-winning actress, Sylvester Stallone, and Rafael Amargo.

“It is a fantasy film for children. Barroz is set against the backdrop of the maritime history of Portugal, Spain, Africa and India. It is indeed a story of our shared heritage,” Mohanlal said in a video posted on his Facebook page.

The movie would be shot in Goa.

“To become a director was not a conscious decision I took, just as it wasn’t to be an actor,” he said.

“But I have been acting for the last forty years and now my life is taking a new turn, as I am moving behind the camera from in front of it.” Mohanlal made his first announcement about his movie through his blog.

Mohanlal said that Barroz was born after a discussion with Jijo, who directed India’s first 3D film, My Dear Kuttichathan.

“It is based on a story Jijo told me, about the man who keeps Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama’s treasures. When he narrated that story, I wondered whether I could direct it. He said I should do it,” Lal added.

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