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Roshan Mathew on working in Vikram’s Cobra: It took me by surprise and fully destabilised me

The C U Soon and Kuruthi actor will be making his Tamil debut with Cobra, which is directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Sep 01, 2021
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Vikram and Roshan Mathew

Kollywood superstar Vikram’s upcoming film Cobra is flooded with surprises. While the star himself will reportedly be seen in 25 different looks, the movie also has a host of artistes marking their Tamil debuts. This includes cricketer Irfan Pathan, Roshan Mathew and Sarjano Khalid.

In an exclusive interview with OTTplay, Roshan shared his experience of working in the film till now. For the C U Soon and Kuruthi actor, who had been active in the theatre circles in Chennai before his film debut, Cobra is his first big budget ‘mass’ action entertainer. 

Talking about working in the movie, Roshan says, “The difference in the experience itself is my biggest takeaway from that project. I still have a few more portions left in the film. It has taken me by surprise; it has fully destabilised me. It feels like unknown territory and I am trying to find out how I will find my way there.”

The film, which also has Srinidhi Shetty, Miya and Padmapriya, had gone on floors in 2019. Earlier this year, they had completed shooting a few of its action scenes in Russia.

Meanwhile, Roshan had also talked about his process of collaborating with his directors. “On my first day of shoot, I go with 100% trust in my director and within the first week, I try to understand his or her working style. After that, I try to bring in the collaborative process. I try to meet them halfway, and still do my thing while adapting it into the way they function,” he tells us.

The Malayalam actor has also finished shooting his Bollywood movie Darlings, which has Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma as part of the cast.  

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