Suriya on his Kaappaan co-star Mohanlal: ‘He is the best actor we have in our country’
Suriya, who will share screen space with Malayalam actor Mohanlal for the first time in upcoming Tamil action-thriller Kaappaan, has called Mohanlal the ‘best actor in our country’ and said that he has learned a lot about acting through the Malayalam actor’s films.
In a Facebook live chat with Mohanlal on Sunday, Suriya opened up about the experience of working with the five-time national award-winning actor. “He is the best (actor) we have in our country. We have learned about acting through his movies. I was introduced to Malayalam cinema with Kilukkam, Kireedam, Spadikam and all his wonderful films.”
Suriya also said he takes reference for his films from Mohanlal’s work. While most actors struggle to perform in front of a camera, Suriya said that even if there is a magnifying lens right in front of his face, Mohanlal will make it disappear.
Talking about Kaappaan, Suriya confirmed that Mohanlal plays the role of the Prime Minister and he plays an SPG (Special Protection Group) officer. He said that an SPG officer is usually entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the Prime Minister and the members of his family.
The project, which is on the verge of completion, also stars Sayyeshaa, Arya, Boman Irani and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. The film, gearing up for release this August, originally starred Telugu actor Allu Sirish in a crucial role. He later chose to exit from the project. Arya was eventually signed on to replace Sirish and the grapevine is that the former plays a negative role.
Suriya is currently busy shooting the last schedule of Kaappaan. The team is currently shooting an action sequence in Orissa.
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