Iniya thrilled about pairing up with Mammootty in Parole
The actor, who has earlier shared screen space with Mammootty in Puthenpanam, piled on weight to play a mother in Parole
Iniya, who was last seen in Akashamittai, is thrilled to be playing Mammootty's wife in Parole, that will hit the screens by the end of this month. She will be playing Annie, wife of Alex, Mammootty's character.
Parole, a family drama directed by Sharreth Sandith, is about how Alex, a family man, gets mired in certain incidents that take him to prison.
"Annie is a very performance-oriented role. Parole, being a family drama, revolves a lot around Alex's family. Naturally, there is a lot of importance to my character and it is one of the most challenging roles I have done in Malayalam," says Iniya.
The actor says she had to prepare quite a lot for the role. "The character was much beyond my actual age. Though I had played a mother before, this one required a lot of physical changes too. So, I put on pounds," she adds.
Iniya says acting alongside Mammootty was one of the greatest experiences. She terms him a 'wonderful' co-star. "What surprised me was his eye for detail. He kept note of every single element in every shot. As a co-actor, he helped me get under the skin of the character. He would tell me how to react to every shot and the give-and-take process was a very interesting one," says the actor who has earlier shared screen space with Mammootty in Puthenpanam.
Shot in Pala and Thodupuzha, Parole also stars Lalu Alex, Suraj Venjaramood and Sudheer Karamana.