The Dear Friend and Vaashi actor also stated that he has clear political ideologies and isn’t afraid to state them, when required
Last Updated: 02.45 AM, Jun 10, 2022
Even the most outspoken of actors seem to turn diplomatic when they become stars. While Tovino Thomas doesn’t seem to fall in that category, the actor said in a recent press meet in Kochi that he now chooses the place to voice out his opinions and use his medium to cinema to send the right messages when required.
In response to a question about the actor’s films reflecting his political standpoints, Tovino, who is part of Dear Friend and Vaashi, said, “I am not a politician. I am an actor, who does all kinds of roles – from being the protagonist to playing a villain. In that case, I am not just doing political films. But when I do a movie, I try to ensure that it doesn’t give out the wrong message.”
Tovino also said being an actor, entertaining the audience is the priority. “But because the medium is influential, we try to embed a message,” he said. “But it’s also not necessary that every movie should have a message because cinema is ultimately an entertainment medium. I have decided to speak through my films but that doesn’t mean it would just be my political viewpoint.”
The actor also said he is clear about his political stance and has always said it out loud when necessary. “Instead of putting out an emotional post on social media and gaining applause for that, it’s always better to directly speak to people where you know that a change will come. Otherwise, all you get is appreciation and no change,” he said.
Tovino has back-to-back releases this month with emotional mystery drama Dear Friend and Vaashi. While the former is a multi-starrer that also has Darshana Rajendran, Basil Joseph, Sanchana Natarajan and Arjun Radhakrishnan, Vaashi has Keerthy Suresh as its female protagonist. The films will hit theatres on June 10 and June 17, respectively.