Those who have been to theatres lately to watch the recent Rosshan Andrrews-Bobby-Sanjay combo creation School Bus cannot just easily forget the cheerful, little Ajoy who stole the hearts of hundreds of kids and elders alike. Akash Muraleedharan, who played the role of Ajoy is resounding with happiness over the release of his first movie .
When kids are at the centre of a film, it is mostly loud. But then School Bus is just that typical kind of movie that would be appealing to people of all age groups.
On a different note, the young and sizzling debutante Karthika Muraleedharan is busy romancing Dulquer Salmaan, in the upcoming Amal Neerad movie. The dashing and vivacious actress was throbbing with energy and excitement over her first entry into the reel world.
One may wonder how these two are connected. Be ready for the surprise — these two debutants are the children of noted cinematographer C. K. Muraleedharan, the man behind the lens of Bollywood blockbusters 3 Idiots, PK and Agent Vinod.
The brother-sister duo is happy over their grand entry into Mollywood, especially Akash, who got a chance to work with his father in School Bus. A class VIII student of JBCM International School, Mumbai, Akash’s chirpiness and excitement reflect in his gab. “I was the least bit interested in movies. It was by chance that Rosshan uncle found me while he was searching for Ajoy. He wanted an innocent and fresh face and chose me,” Akash says.
About the role, he says, “Ajoy is a kind-hearted boy though people mistake him for a mischievous and spoilt kid.” Though Akash was nervous about acting at first, the whole crew made him feel very comfortable. “My friends and teachers supported me very much. My grandmother talked to me over the phone on the first day of the shooting. I am getting very good responses too,” he smiles as he speaks.
While Karthika is extremely proud of her brother’s acting debut, she was very much delighted to share the screen with her favourite actor Dulquer Salmaan. Currently pursuing graduation from Srishti School of Arts, Bengaluru, she is also active in theatre. Who knows, perhaps the children will make a bigger name for themselves than their famous dad.