Nivin Pauly reveals he sacrificed Bollywood debut for ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’
Malayalam star Nivin Pauly is currently basking in the success of his latest film Kayamkulam Kochunni. The period flick is gaining positive reviews and heading towards the Rs 100 crore club. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film has been written by Bobby and Sanjay. The cast includes Nivin Pauly, Priya Anand, Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne and Babu Antony, with Mohanlal featuring in an extended cameo.
While everyone is praising the star for his decision in electing to do Kayamkulam Kochunni, Nivin Pauly had revealed that he had to let go of a Bollywood project to accommodate the film. The star reportedly said that some delays in the Kayamkulam Kochunni schedules prevented him from accepting a Hindi movie.
Well, that’s unfortunate, but Nivin will soon be making his debut in the Hindi film industry with the bilingual Moothon. Directed by Geethu Mohandas, the film is a bilingual that is being made in Malayalam and Hindi simultaneously. The shooting for this film has been wrapped up and it is currently in the post-production mode.
It may be mentioned here that in an interview to IANS, Nivin Pauly had earlier said, “The language part is always challenging. For a Malayali actor, it won’t be that comfortable to do a film in Tamil, Telugu or Hindi. I believe we should push ourselves by crossing boundaries. I think every actor should attempt that in their career. There is one blessed career that God gave us and we shouldn’t be sitting in one place and getting comfortable. There is no harm in trying something new.”
Currently, Nivin has a few films in the pipeline including the Dhyan Sreenivasan directorial Love Action Drama and the Haneef Adeni directorial Mikhael. Both these films are scheduled for release next year. Besides these films in Malayalam, he also has a couple of Tamil movies needing his attention.
Kayamkulam Kochunni will be Nivin’s last film release of this year. All the three other films, Moothon, Mikhael and Love Action Drama are scheduled for release next year.
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