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Sunday, 27 September 2020 6.39 AM IST

Tovino was cast as a replacement for that actor; Friendship with Prithviraj extended up to Lucifer, says producer

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Tovino Thomas is one of the rising stars in the Malayalam film industry. The actor gained prominence through the movie, ‘Seventh-day’. In a TV programme aired on Wednesday, Prithviraj has revealed how Tovino became a part of the movie. The actor who previously took up the role received a big role in a Tamil movie and at last, the role ended up with Tovino. Prithviraj saw the movie ‘ABCD,’ just to watch Tovino’s performance.

Now, Producer Shibu G Susheelan has added more information to what Prithviraj has said. He said initially Rahul Madhav took up the role which Tovino did in ‘Seveth Day’ movie. He was given advance and even photo-shoot was also completed and when only one week was left for the shooting to start he retracted from the project citing that he had received a major role in a Tamil movie. Shibu G Susheelan has made these revelations through his Facebook post.

His facebook post is as follows:

I am very happy to hear Prithviraj’s words in this video...

I am delighted to know that certain decisions of mine have actually benefitted an actor to rise in his career.

Rahul Madhav, who had previously worked with Prithviraj was initially offered the role played by Tovino.

He was given advance and even photo-shoot was also completed and when only one week was left for the shooting to start he retracted from the project citing that he had received a major role in a Tamil movie. I was deeply pained in his decision to leave the project. Because if I remove him I also had to remove another actor Ajmal who played a similar character in Seventh Day.

Anyway, I removed both of them and I asked Rahul to give back the advance, which he did 2 weeks after the shooting commenced. But I didn't asked Ajmal to pay back the advance, as he was ready to do the project.

I realised that my decision was right after the shooting has started. The friendship between Tovino and Prithviraj started at ‘Seventh day’ and it extended up to ‘Lucifer.’

Prithviraj wholeheartedly supported my decisions throughout the project for which I am grateful to him.

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