The actor’s upcoming release will be the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun that is directed by Ravi K Chandran
Actor Jagadish Kumar has bagged some exciting projects since deciding to take a break from his TV stint in Comedy Stars, which he had been judging for the past 12 years. The actor, who will next be seen in Bhramam, the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun, with Prithviraj has also bagged some great parts in the superstar’s upcoming movies such as Bro Daddy, Gold and Kappa.
In an exclusive interview with OTTplay, Jagadish tells us that he had decided to take a break from TV and Bhramam was the first project that he was offered after that. Immediately after joining the sets of the Ravi K Chandran directorial, the veteran actor had informed Prithviraj about his sabbatical from the small screen.
“Prithviraj was pleased to hear that because he said that at times when they had approached me for his films such as Driving Licence, I couldn’t give them the dates,” says Jagadish. The duo shares screen space in Bhramam and Jagadish said he came off impressed by how Prithviraj pulled off his role as a blind pianist. “He had taken a lot of physical strain to play the character of a blind pianist. In portions where he had to fall, he fell flat and would hit and bump into objects similar to how a visually-challenged person would. Though there aren’t many fight sequences, it has a lot of action-oriented scenes and I loved the consistency with which he performed the role,” says the veteran actor.
Jagadish meanwhile was also roped in by Prithviraj for the latter’s directorial Bro Daddy after Bhramam’s shoot. “When Raju called me for Bro Daddy, he said, ‘Chetta, the movie has humour but you don’t have to show it so it appears funny, the result of what you do will evoke laughter. What we need is a dignified performance.’ I believe I have been able to make the role different from Bhramam,” he says.
His next film with Prithviraj will be Alphonse Puthren’s Gold, which also has Nayanthara. The actor will join the sets of the film soon. He also has director Venu’s Kappa coming up that has Prithviraj, Manju Warrier, Asif Ali and Anna Ben in the lead.
Read the entire interview: Exclusive! Jagadish: Prithviraj's consistency as a blind pianist throughout Bhramam was impressive