Pursuing acting out of pure interest, upcoming actor Gokulan is not hesitant to go the hard way. Six years in the industry, he finally gets recognised for his roles. His break came in the film Amen and now, for the year 2017, he has a good number of movies —Ayal Jeevichirunappol, Godha, Abi and Asif Ali-starrer Thrissivaperur Kliptham.
Starting his acting career in college theatre, the director of Kudumbashree Travels found him while rehearsing for a play in CUSAT.
“I was pursuing my M.Phil in Economics at CUSAT. Since graduation, I was very active in theatre. My interest with theatre grew since then and I had even won the best actor award for theatrical productions during the Cochin University fest. It was then director Kiran spotted me during his evening walk and offered me a role.”
Even after securing high degrees, Gokulan later landed in movies.
“I am not educated for the sake of getting a job alone. Money to live does not necessarily have to come from a job I get with my educational qualification. Cinema makes me really happy and I am satisfied with what I get. Right now, it is all about getting experience in doing different kinds of roles. I am still a beginner in the field and I don’t say no to any role that comes my way.”
Gokulan is happy that he is finally being identified as an actor after years.
“Now I don’t have to hunt for roles like I used to. But I would still hunt for roles from good directors. Being in Ernakulam has been big advantage for my acting career as well.”...