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"Asin was first choice to play Malar teacher in Premam," says Alphonse Puthren

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 • Malayalam Comments
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 Asin was first choice to play Malar teacher in Premam, says Alphonse Puthren

Director Alphonse Puthran's 2015 release Premam is a movie that made waves all over South India. ‘Premam’ is about a love affair that takes place over three periods in the life of a young man named George. The film starred Anupama Parameswaran, Sai Pallavi, Madonna, Nivin Pauly, and a bunch of newcomers.

The movie had recently completed six years of its theatrical released. To celebrate the special same, director Alphonse Puthren had been answering various questions from fans regarding the movie. In a recent interaction with fans on his social networking page, a fan asked him about the influence of the Tamil language in the film. Replying to this, Alphonse revealed that Asin was the first choice for the role of Malar teacher.

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Responding to the fan's question Alphonse Puthren said, "In the beginning when I wrote the script it was Malayalam. I wanted Asin to act in Malar’s Malayalam version. The character was from Fort Kochi... I couldn’t contact Asin. Nivin also tried. Then I gave up the idea and wrote it in Tamizh . This is in the beginning stage of the script . I studied in Ooty when I was too young and then did my film studies in Chennai . That is why the strong Tamizh connection." (sic).

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It may be noted that Premam changed the life of Sai Pallavi, who was a debutant then. Despite having done several movies in Tamil and Telugu, people still call her by the character name ‘Malar’. Meanwhile, Alphonse had earlier announced his next movie 'Paatu', starring Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara in the lead roles.


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