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Prithviraj Sukumaran: For good cinema I can do anything

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From sharing his experience in the Malayalam film industry to having his first direct to service with Amazon Prime Video, here is Prithviraj Sukumaran unfiltered. Prithviraj Sukumaran is a well-known Malayalam actor and director, famous for travelling the road less taken. Prithviraj has delivered a series of power-packed blockbusters over 20 years in the Malayalam film industry.

Prithviraj’s next film an Amazon Prime Video’s original – ‘Cold Case’ also stars Aditi Balan and Suchitra Pillai, which is all the more reason for the anticipation and excitement amongst fans for the Tanu Balak directed film.

From playing a complex role of a homosexual cop to essaying a plethora of different characters along with directing a blockbuster film like ‘Lucifer’, the star speaks about his many distinctive roles and making his own way in the Malayalam film industry. Prithviraj says, “I almost find it obligatory that when an opportunity comes my way, I use my so called “stardom” to facilitate content that is out of the box. For good cinema I can do anything.”

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Having worked in the Malayalam film industry for 2 decades, Prithviraj Sukumaran shared an interesting insight about his career, “The last movie that was shot on ‘film’ in the Malayalam film industry was mine and the first film shot on digital was also mine. I am so glad that I lived through that phase and it’s very exciting to me.”

Remembering the work he did and taking a look back at his journey, he further adds, “There is only one word that describes what I feel and that is ‘gratifying’. I have been really lucky to get opportunities to work with some of the finest directors and writers in the Malayalam film industry. I have been a part of the white pants and white shoes and dancing time of Malayalam cinema and I am really proud of it. I found success as an actor and then I am here today working with new age film directors and trying out a new concept and it’s totally amazing.”

On talking about his strategy as an actor and director and choosing roles that are unpredictable, Sukumaran mentioned, “I have tried that my image as an actor or director doesn’t remain consistent. I would like to believe that doing films like ‘Mumbai Police’ will create a sense of unpredictability about me. If you go and ask from people what is Prithviraj going to do next, you will get different responses from different people and I like that,” the Malayalam star concludes.

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