'Anilettan' is my favourite director, says actor Bineesh Bastin in an old video
As Malayalam director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon - actor Bineesh Bastin controversy made headlines, an old video of the duo talking to each other is going viral among the netizens. In the video, actor Bineesh heaps praise on the director.
“Anilettan is my favorite director. I have worked with many directors. But no one usually talks to me when they happen to see me. But Anilettan is not like that. Anilettan speaks to me just like he talks to Lalettan or Mammookka. Anilettan sees everyone alike. I'm not extolling him. And I don’t have any problem if he doesn’t give me chance in any of his movies.”
The old video went viral after a row between the actor and director took place the other day.
Bineesh alleged that he was insulted by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. Bineesh revealed that he was told by the authorities of Palakkad Medical College, where he was invited as chief guest, to come an hour late for the event as director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon did not want to share the stage with a ‘third grade actor’.
The incident took place on Thursday at 6 pm. An hour before the ceremony started, the college principal and college union chairman visited Bineesh at his hotel and told him to come an hour late for the inauguration. When asked for the reason, the college authorities told him that director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon had threatened to walk out of the event if he had to share stage with Bineesh.
Later reacting to the allegation, Anil Radhakrishnan Menon expressed regret over the pain that he had 'inadvertantly' caused to Bineesh Bastin. He also claimed that he was planning to cast Bineesh in one of his future films.