Mollywood has a fair record of artists who won the hearts of audience as chubby child artists and later sashayed down the tinsel town as adroit actors. To name a few, we have Baby Sumathi, Master Reghu, Baby Anju, Master Vineeth, Baby Shalini and Baby Sanoosha in the group. The new entrant to this league is Mithun Murali, who is familiar to Malayali audience as Appu in Pramod Pappans movie Vajram (2004).
Eight long years have rolled on since and the little boy has grown up to become a hero for a Tamil movie. In Balaji Sakthivels crime-thriller Vazhakku Enn 18/9, Mithun dons the greasepaint for the character Dinesh, a spoilt brat who romances Aarthy (enacted by Manisha Yadav) on screen. Amid busy preparations for examinations, Midhun spent some time to talk to City Express on his latest flick.
The character of the movie, Dinesh, a plus two student is the son of a lady who is a political personality. Dinesh, who maintains animosity towards his mother, undergoes metachrosis when he is with friends and lover. They consider him as a star and an affable gentleman.
Midhun calls his Kollywood entry totally unexpected, as he never approached anyone for a role, he says. The director happened to see my photograph at our family friends place. From him, he learnt about my brief acting stint in Malayalam movies. By that time, some 500 boys had given the audition for the character. I heard that many had to go
04:31 PM, Jun 04, 2012