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Exclusive! Jayasurya: If you give Manju Warrier clay, she will make a sculpture out of it

The duo is acting together for the first time in Prajesh Sen’s Meri Awaaz Suno

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Sep 03, 2021
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Jayasurya and Manju Warrier in a still from Meri Awaaz Suno

Last week, the makers of G Prajesh Sen’s Meri Awaaz Suno released the film’s first look poster that featured Jayasurya and Manju Warrier. The upcoming movie marks the first time the duo has collaborated with the each other for a project. 

On working with Manju in the film, Jayasurya in an exclusive interview with OTTplay, tells us, “There are some people whom you have met only once during your journeys but you never forget them. Manju is someone like that. I don’t think anyone will forget her if they meet her once because, personally, I have found her to be extremely caring and full of positivity. Moreover, she’s a brilliant actress. If you give her clay and tell her what you want, she would create a sculpture out of it.”

In the movie, which also has Sshivada, Sudheer Karamana and Johny Antony in pivotal roles, Jayasurya plays a radio jockey named Shankar. 

Talking about his character, Jayasurya tells us, “RJ Shankar in Meri Awaaz Suno has his own philosophy. He is also confident about himself; if he gets a call, both the listeners and the talker would gain something after the conversation. To influence a person, sound is not important. Sound only supports his content and the light within him.”

Two decades ago, the actor had worked as a TV anchor for a Malayalam channel. On how he drew from those experiences for the role, Jayasurya says, “A radio jockey or someone who interviews should first be a great listener. He or she might have prepared five or six questions for the interviewee, but the best anchors are those who are able to make follow-up questions based on what people are saying. Else, they would always be in a hurry to ask their next question.”

The actor also says that a good RJ is someone who can understand human psychology. “He or she can pick the emotional state of the people they are talking with and is able to pass on positive energy. An RJ should never be judgmental and if people feel like they are talking to a friend, they are likely to open up. Right now, there are more talkers and less listeners,” he says.

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