Chennai: Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who turns 53 Tuesday, will be busy shooting for upcoming Tamil action-drama `Jilla`.
"He is with us on location shooting for the film. Since we are halfway through the first schedule, he didn`twant to leave the sets. However, we threw a surprise party for him to welcome his birthday," the film`s director Nesan told reporters.
Lal plays Vijay`s mentor in the film, which is currently being shot in Chalakudy, Kerala. Veteran actress Poornima Bhagyaraj, who is making a comeback almost after two decades, is paired opposite Mohanlal in the film.
Mohanlal, who is been in the industry for over three decades, is known for Malayalam films such as `Namukku Parkan Mundhiri Thoppukal`, `Kaalapani` and `Kanmadam`.
He is also acted in Hindi films such as `Company` and `Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag`. He has four National Awards to his credit.