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Sunday, 24 October 2021 5.43 AM IST

'This is only bad experience I had in Malayalam cinema': Mammootty came to Chithra's rescue back then

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Actress Chithra passed away this morning. She has made a lasting impression on the minds of the Malayalee audience with a handful of excellent characters. The actress made her debut playing the female lead role opposite Mohanlal in Sasikumar's Attakalasam. Later she appeared in many notable roles in movies like Amaram, Devasuram, Patheyam, Ekalavyan, Ponnuchami, Advaitham, Aaram Thampuran and Soothradharan. Months ago, in an interview with Kaumudi Weekly, Chithra spoke about a bad experience she faced in her film career.

'It was a time of big banners, big directors, and big writers. They considered their work itself as a drug and didn't had much time to think about bad things. Maybe this generation's lack of dedication might be the reason for unfortunate events that repeatedly happens. There was an assistant director who thought I was arrogant and used to say, 'In two years' time, I'm going to do a cinema. I'm going to be a big director. And some who ignored me will be taught a lesson'. He used to see this by looking at my face.

A few years later he became a director. In one of his movies, I was the heroine, and Mammookka was the hero. I'm going down a hill in a song scene. It was a big hill. It was a scorching hot day. Maybe because I didn't speak to him, the man must took the shot fifteen times as revenge. I was sweating like anything and was feeling dizzy. He repeatedly asked for the shot. Mammookka saw this and got angry. He was furious and yelled at the director. That's when he said okay. This is the only bad experience I had in Malayalam cinema.

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