Nayanthara has agreed to star in the Malayalam film Madhilgalkappuram, which is the second part of Madhilgal, which was directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Madhilgalkappuram will be directed by debutant Prasad.
Sources close to the actress say that she agreed to star in this film as it is the potential award-winning role. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was offered the role initially but she rejected it, sources report. Madhilgalkappuram, which has Mammootty playing the male lead, happens to be his home production.