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Malayalam Actor Prithviraj
Name - Prithviraj
Height 6' (1.83 cm)
Brother wife: Poornima
Address01 : CHANDRAKAMAL
Address02 : TAGORE NAGAR
Place : J-LANE, VAZHUTHACAUD , City : TRIVANDRUM - 14 -:
Son of late
actor Sukumaran and actress Mallika. Did his schooling from
Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram and Bharathiya Vidya
Bhavan School, Thiruvananthapuram. He also took a degree
course in IT from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Studied Engineering at the University of Tasmania,
Australia. While vacationing in Trivandrum, he was grabbed
by director Ranjith to act in Nandanam (2002). He was then
flooded with other tempting film offers that Prithviraj,
then in his second year in Engineering, decided to take a
break from studies to concentrate on acting.
talented new commer Prithviraj, who was considered the new
hope of Malayalam cinema a couple of years ago but is still
struggling to find his bearings at the box office. Among the
current crop of new faces in Malayalam cinema, Prithviraj is
the most bankable star these days. Even before his first
film was released, this 22-year-old boy was a marked person.
It takes time for the Malayalam audience to accept a hero as
a cop. But Prithviraj seems to have made the transition very
fast and successfully. The film 'Sathyam' and his role in
the film have been greatly appreciated by everybody. .
Your father and you have both picked
up fights with AMMA. What is the similarity between the ban that
your father faced and your current position with AMMA?
My father and I did what we felt was right. We spoke what we thought
was right. My father stood by what he said. My decision to stand up
to AMMA has nothing to do with it.
Did you consult with AMMA
before you made your decision on signing the KFC agreement?
I had lost out many film offers on an issue I had nothing to do
with. Still, I supported AMMA and waited for months without any work
at home. I had lost out three big offers. Senior stars were the ones
who were supposed to take the decisions in AMMA. I don't say that
they didn't try, but, they weren't able to reach a decision. When I
asked them about it, they said that losing couple of films was fine.
It was no big deal. That made me uneasy.
I'm starting my career here. The directors and producers are under
no pressure to cast me. I don't think those superstars would have
said the same thing had it been 15 years ago when they were starting
their careers. Now, they are superstars. Even if they don't shoot
for a year, the films with
in the lead roles will wait. It was not the case with me. Still I
was ready to wait. The president of AMMA assured me that the problem
would be solved before we return from the Gulf countries. It didn't
happen. Nobody said anything to me. I had to decide fast.
Did you consult with anybody
else before you arrived at this decision?
I had talked about this to my family
members. I had also spoken to people like Fasil, Vinayan, Kamal,
Ranjit, Lohitadas and Bhadran on this.
Did you speak to other stars?
In the cine industry I wasn't all that close to other actors. I had
excellent relationship only with the directors of my films. They are
like my gurus. Actually, this is the case with many actors too. They
are usually closer to their directors than with other stars.
Do you feel uneasy about
acting with anyone who opposed you during the clash?
I really don't. I had my own reasons for making the
decision. They will have their reasons for standing by
AMMA. I don't blame them.
Do you feel that others have
grudges about acting with you?
I haven't come across it yet. As of today I have completed only
'Sathyam'. I didn't face any hostility during the making of that
film from my costars. I don't know about the future though.
Your father Sukumaran had problems
with AMMA. Your brother had problems during the
elections. Now, you are having your own list of troubles
with AMMA. What exactly is the issue between your family
This is sheer coincidence. Whatever our troubles with
AMMA be, outside the industry, senior actors like
Mohanlal and Mammooty are good friends of the family.
Is your mother Mallika
My mother doesn't even know what films I'm working in
right now. But, she is the one who encourages me to act
in films. I lose my temper very easily. She is the one
who teaches me how to control it.