Mohanlal appears as a scientist in a Kannada movie directed by Giriraj. Its name is Maithri. He is acting along with the veteran actor of Kannada’s Puneeth Rajkumar. The heroine is Veda Sastri. Once ‘Jilla’ is over Lal would move to Kannada. Some scenes with Lal and Veda have already been shot. Next will be combination shots with Puneeth and Lal. ‘Maithri’ is reported to be a movie inspired by the Oscar winning ‘Slum dog millionaire’.