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Jailer's Vinayakan turned down KGF 2, RRR, and Ponniyin Selvan 2; here's why!

Malayalam actor Vinayakan will next be seen in Asif Ali's Kasargold, which is directed by Mridul Nair

Jailer's Vinayakan turned down KGF 2, RRR, and Ponniyin Selvan 2; here's why!

Vinayakan and posters of KGF and RRR

Last Updated: 03.41 PM, Sep 14, 2023


Malayalam actor Vinayakan has been receiving praise for his performance as the villain in Rajinikanth's blockbuster hit Jailer. The actor will next be seen in actor Asif Ali's Kasargold, which is helmed by B Tech director Mridul Nair.

Mridul revealed in a recent interview that Vinayakan had told him that he had turned down offers for films such as KGF 2, RRR, and Ponniyin Selvan 2. "When I asked him why he turned down such big projects, Vinayakan said that he was satisfied with the projects that he had in hand," Mridul told Media One Live. The director also said that Vinayakan lives in a unique way, and that he won't budge from that even if it is the end of the world.

Speaking about his experience with Vinayakan in Kasargold, lead actor Asif described Vinayakan as someone who doesn't show off while working. He added that people often misunderstand Vinayakan's straightforwardness and genuine reactions, which have placed him at the centre of controversies in the past.

Vinayakan in Kasargold
Vinayakan in Kasargold

Vinayakan in Jailer and Kasargold

Asif also praised Vinayakan's professionalism during the shooting of Kasargold and said that he gave equal importance to Kasargold and Jailer. "Despite being called to the Jailer set during Kasargold's shooting, Vinayakan chose to stay with our film and informed the Jailer team that he would join them after completing his seven-day shoot for Kasargold. Vinayakan's dedication to his work is a wonderful quality," Asif said.

About Kasargold

Kasargold is an action-drama film that is inspired by some real incidents that took place in Kerala. The trailer for the film features some exhilarating stunt sequences featuring Asif, Vinayakan, and Sunny Wayne. Asif had said in an interview that the climax fight between him and Vinayakan was self-choreographed.

Mridul Nair, Asif Ali and Vinayakan on the sets of Kasargold
Mridul Nair, Asif Ali and Vinayakan on the sets of Kasargold

The film was shot in locations like Goa, Mangaluru, and Kasargod. Sajimon Prabhakar, who directed Fahadh Faasil's Malayankunju, has co-written the script of Kasargold along with Mridul. The technical team consists of Jebin Jacob as cinematographer and Manoj Kannoth as editor. Vishnu Vijay, known for Thallumaala, has composed the music for Kasargold.

Kasargold, starring Asif Ali, Vinayakan, and Sunny Wayne, is directed by Mridul Nair. It will be released in theatres on September 15.

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