Jilla will be a sweet sakkarai pongal for both our fans: Mohanlal

Published Jan 8, 2014, 6:40 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 5:23 am IST

Mohanlal says he shares a great bond with Vijay, and cites his reasons for doing 'Jilla'.  “It was the Vijay factor which made me accept Jilla. The first and foremost thing why I agreed to be part of Jilla was because of Vijay. Next was the renowned Supergood Films banner. Then it was Neson’s perseverance. More so, the story was awesome and I fell in love with my character.”

No fear of image damage 

People ask me if my hero image will be damaged by acting as Vijay’s father. No one will get that impression when you watch the movie. I essay a brave Madurakaaran in a dignified role.

Vijay has huge fan following in Kerala

Vijay’s Tamil films have done big business in the  Malayalam market and he has got huge fan following there too. So  'Jilla' will be a sweet sakkarai pongal for both our fans in Kerala.

On his recent blockbuster 'Drishyam'

Even as the director was narrating the script of 'Drishyam', it had a great impact on me. I knew that there’s no heroism in it. Still, my characterisation was so intense that I grabbed it. And the movie is getting remade into Tamil and Telugu.

They share a great bond

Vijay became a Superstar when  he was very young. But he is grounded and success has never gone  to his head. His sincerity and hardworking nature has brought him the huge fan base. Initially, both of us  were quiet on the sets. Over a period, we started sharing a great bond and even cracked jokes. Now, we frequent each other’s house on special occasions.

The senior actor says that his wife Suchithra who is his biggest critic, watched the movie along with him and enjoyed every bit of it. The introductory  song "Sivanum Shakthiyum Serndha Maasuda", "Edhutthu Ninnavan Dhoosuda" where the two stars dance to the music of Imman was applauded by everyone  present at the special screening. 



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