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‘I’m A Mature Actor Now’: Prithviraj Sukumaran

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Prithviraj Sukumaran, who debuted in 2002 with director Ranjith’s Nandanam, declared in a recent interview that he is a ‘mature enough actor to essay time-traversing roles’. Speaking to IANS, the south Indian actor said that he doesn’t try to compete with Malayalam cinema’s other stars – Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, and Fahadh Faasil. 


“Although we are all pretty much in the same age bracket, my screen image and the amount of time I’ve spent on acting have translated to people perceiving me as a more mature actor. Therefore, I get characters that traverse big time span,” he said. 

Having completed more than 100 films in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi, the actor also said that he doesn’t have to worry too much about competition. “I don’t think the industry is congested enough for us to compete. We make about 100 films a year, and we have only about four to five actors who contribute 20 to 25 films, which still leaves another 75 films. I also don’t see anybody as competition because the kind of films I do are very different,” he added. 

With three to four releases a year (Oozham, James & Alice, Darvinte Parinamam, and Pavada in 2016), the actor has several films in the pipeline this year and the next.  Apart from a historical drama called Karnan, Prithviraj will soon start working on Nirmal Sahadev’s Detroit Crossing. The shooting will take place in the US, and will focus on Tamil street fights in Michigan and Detroit.  


Detroit Crossing is happening because I said yes to it. Had they done it as a small and independent parallel cinema, it might have been a good film, but it wouldn’t have found the kind of money it has found now,” he told IANS.

Thus far, he has Tiyaan in which he’ll be acting alongside his brother Indrajith. Adam Joan and My Story are expected to release sometime soon.