It was to get involved in the extracurricular activities that he decided to quit the engineering course. After completing a year at an engineering college in Kochi, he moved to Chennai and he secured admission for BSc Physics at Madras Christian College. It was while studying there Roshan Mathew got attracted to acting and chose it as his career.
The 23-year-old artiste, who gained training in theatre in English and Hindi, is becoming popular among the film buffs, in his mother tongue, as the villain in Mammootty’s Puthiya Niyamam. It was hardly two weeks before the shoot, Roshan received the call to this film.
“As I was much interested in acting, after completing a course — acting and theatre making — in Mumbai, I started doing theatres.
“It was amid that I met production controller Dixon Poduthas one day and asked for a chance to act in the film. It was him, who introduced me to director A.K. Sajan sir,” he says.
Roshan says he was very happy to do the villain role in the very first film itself. “It was at his home, Sajan sir briefed me my role — Aryan, the rapist. Though I was called for an audition, the only process which happened there was just interaction. We talked a lot. I think it was enough for him to assess a person to understand whether he is capable to essay a role.
Though it was my first film, I could sense the importance and prospects of that role. Moreover, it was not a fictitious one; we could see many such persons around us. As an actor, I got enough space for performance with that role," says Roshan, who hails from Changanassery in Kottayam.
The actor, who has performed for around 18 plays, was first seen onscreen in John Varghese directed 2015 film — Adi Kapyare Koottamani. “It was while acting in Puthiya Niyamam, I got the call to Adi Kapyare... In fact, I had given my portfolio to Friday Films on the same day I met Dixon sir. In that movie, I portrayed the role of Premraj,” says the actor, who is now doing a theatre - 7/7/7 in Mumbai, adding, “Acting is my passion. I cannot divide it as films or theatre or commercials. I am ready to be part of all these if the role is good.”