Innocent completes 50 years in films; talks about his role in Devasuram


KB Dileep Kumar

Innocent and Mohanlal in Devasuram

Mollywood's versatile actor Innocent, who is recognised as the master of serious comedy, has completed 50 years in the industry. Apart from being an actor, he rose to fame as a writer and politician. In an interview to Mathrubhumi, he opened up about choosing the character of Warrier in Devasuram, one of the best roles in his career.

Talking about 'Devasuram', Innocent revealed that Mohanlal asked him to do the role of Warrier, a close aide of Mohanlal's character Neelakandan in the movie.

"At a film location, Lal approached me and handed over the script of 'Devasuram'. He asked me to read the script and do the character of Warrier. I found time to read the script that night. The next day, I met Mohanlal and informed him that I will play Warrier in the movie. Lal was very delighted to know my decision. I can still recollect the happiness on his face," Innocent said.

"During that period, no other filmmaker or actor will think about casting me in such a role. Only, Ranjith who penned the story, director IV Sasi and Mohanlal know this story about my entry to 'Devasuram'. I feel very happy whenever I think about 'Devasuram'," he added.

The 74-year-old actor started his career with the film 'Nrithasala' in 1972. He acted in over 300 movies in his 50-year-long acting career.

Talking about his new projects, Innocent revealed that he will play a pivotal role in Fahad Faasil's next movie directed by Akhil Sathyan.

Prithviraj starrer 'Kaduva' was Innocent’s last released movie.


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