Books always fascinate me, love its fragrance, says Indrans

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Indrans, Shamsudheen Kuttot | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Actor Indrans, in conversation with writer Shamsudheen Kuttoth, at the fourth edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) opened up about his love for books.

“I have a deep desire and a kind of hunger towards books. I love its fragrance and cherish reading a lot,” said the actor at Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram.

Indrans, who never hesitates to share anecdotes from his past life, spoke in detail about his love for the Sun God and said how an astrologer asked his mother to make him worship the Sun in order to save his life.

“When my horoscope was written, an astrologer predicted that I won’t live after 12 years of age. As a remedy to my adverse fate, my mother made me worship the Sun every day and observe fasts. It made me vegetarian and ever since then, I have been a regular devotee of the Sun,” he said.

The actor also opened up about his admiration for humour roles as it offers an opportunity to make others laugh and forget their pain. “When compared to serious roles, it is relatively tough to portray comedy on screen. It requires a lot of hard work. But I love doing it,” opined the actor.

When asked about the desire to act in plays again, Indrans said, “Right now, I am actually a little afraid to act in plays. It is not easy like acting in movies and requires a lot of strength and capability.”

The session also witnessed interesting questions from a ram-packed audience, who were in awe of the actor’s humour and innocence.

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