The movie, which began shooting a week ago in Aluva, also has Ajmal Amir as part of the cast
Mollywood actor Vinay Forrt have always credited director Alphonse Puthren for altering his career trajectory with the role of Vimal ‘Java’ sir in Nivin Pauly-starrer Premam. Now, Vinay has joined the cast of Alphonse’s upcoming movie Gold, which has Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nayanthara as the leads.
The actor shared a photo with Alphonse on his social media page, captioning it: “Priceless photograph with my life changer @puthrenalphonse #extremely happy to work with you again my brother.”
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Vinay had told us the role Alphonse and Premam played in his career. “When Alphonse first called me for the film, I couldn’t do it because of certain financial difficulties. I had to back out, but he told me, ‘Vinay, do this film and after that when you ask people for more money, they will give you.’ That was when I did a small role in How Old Are You? and it was noted. I told him, ‘I already did such a role’. He asked me to trust him and it happened just like he told me,” said Vinay. “Even today, when people don’t identify me, I just have to say ‘Java sir from Premam’ and they immediately recollect.”
The actor, who was last seen in Fahadh Faasil-starrer Malik, also recalled how Premam created history of sorts when it released in 2015. “I don’t think there has been another film like that since. I remember I had to sit in the very first row to watch the movie with my father, who was unwell. The theatre owners couldn’t do anything about it. All theatres were houseful for more than two weeks in Kerala. More than my character, the movie was a juggernaut,” he said.
Gold, meanwhile, is touted to be a dark comedy-thriller on the lines of Alphonse’s Neram. The movie, which began shooting in Aluva a week ago, also has Ajmal Amir as part of the cast.