While one of his Tamil movies released last Friday, the actor is working on two others – ‘Maari 2’ and ‘Ondraga’.

Dont want to do more Tamil films just for the sake of it Tovino Thomas
Flix Cinema Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 13:45

Tovino Thomas made his debut in the film industry by making cameo appearances and supporting roles. He was seen sharing screen space with top actors such as Mohanlal and Prithviraj in Koothara and Ennu Ninte Moihdeen. It was only later that he made a mark for himself featuring in lead roles.

Tovino has had three hits in a row last year – Oru Mexican Apartha, Godha and Mayaanadhi – and is basking in the glory of their success. His BR Vijayalakshmi directorial, the Tamil/Malayalam bilingual Abhiyum Anuvum, released last Friday to mixed response. He has a slew of films on hand right now, including two Tamil movies, Maari 2 and Ondraga. The films are in the post-production mode while his Malayalam films are in various stages of production, including Theevandi, Oru Kuprasidha Payyan, Luca and Maradona.

In an interview with Scroll.in, when asked whether he was considering doing more Tamil movies, Tovino said that he would focus on Malayalam movies while taking up interesting offers in Tamil.

He said, “For me, Malayalam films remain the most important. I don’t want to do more Tamil films just for the sake of it. My fan base is in Malayalam cinema, and that’s where I want it to be. There are many offers of Tamil films, but nothing that I’ve said yes to as of now.”

Tovino said he was quite excited about sharing screen space with National Award winning actor Dhanush in Maari 2. About the film, which will release in October, he said in the interview, “I play the villain. I have a meaty role and you will see me in two get-ups. Whenever we were doing our scenes together, I’d always apologise and ask for a retake. But Dhanush would understand that I was working in a different language and he told me he’d do the same when he did Bollywood films. He taught me that the only thing that matters on screen is the output.”

Also read: 'Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum' review: This romantic drama is an exhausting watch

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