Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal has been approached to play the role of the infamous hedge fund honcho Raj Rajaratnam. The film is being made by a US based Gujarati film maker Nayan Padrai whose earlier effort was an English film titled ‘When Harry tries to marry’. This project is reportedly called Billion Dollar Raja and will supposedly trace the rise and fall of the businessman accused of insider trading.
Mohan Lal did confirm with a certain daily that the project is most certainly in the pipeline but it’s too early to comment on the film now. Raj Rajratnam was a Sri Lankan Tamil who set up a hedge fund firm in New York. He was later arrested and sent to 11 years of imprisonment for allegedly manipulating the stock market to benefit certain parties.