When you hear the name Dharmajan Bolgatty, the first image that comes to mind is that of the funny servant of Ramesh Pisharody in the comedy talk show Badai Bungalow. Now he has gone a notch up with his appearance as Dasappan in the blockbuster hit Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan.
Plunging into films full time
Dharmajan, who is basking in the success of the film, has taken a crucial decision — to shift his focus completely to films and bid adieu to TV shows.
“I am going through my second innings in films. I am really lucky to be able to make such a comeback. Now I am not ready to say no to films. I have stopped my appearances in TV shows and have reduced stage shows too,” he says.
So won’t he be seen in Badai Bungalow? “As of now, I am giving importance to my film career. For that, I think, I have to give more time for films. So I cannot actively associate with Badai Bungalow. In the meantime, Asianet and that show have helped me a lot to build up my career. I will definitely try to be part of the show whenever I get time,” he points out.
The actor says that the number of films he has rejected is more than what he has acted in. “I had to say ‘no’ to many offers due to commitments to TV shows and stage shows. That list includes Pulimurugan, Life of Josutty, Oppam and Adi Kappyare Koottamani. Each film needs more dates, which I cannot allot owing to the shows. I started my career in 2010 with Dileep’s hit film Pappi Appacha, but could not keep that momentum. Now I won’t miss this golden opportunity. For this, I am thankful to Dileep, Nadhir Shah, writers Vishnu and Bibin,” says the actor, who has more than six films in his bag.
Dharmajan, who started his career as a screenwriter in teleserials and skits, still loves to write screenplays. “Next time, I will be scripting a movie. But it needs more time as my focus is on acting,” he signs off.