Cinematographer Santosh Sivan is going to play Raja Ravi Varma in a Malayalam film, Magara Manju which will be dubbed in Hindi and English. Directed by Lenin Rajendran, the film will begin shooting at Cochin.
His co-star in the film, Karthika, is the daughter of yesteryear Tamil actress Radha. He likes the way their pair looks. Some parts of the film will be shot in Goa and Trivandrum.
Santosh has only acted once before; in Aditya Bhattacharya’s Raakh (1989) with Pankaj Kapur.