Saiju Kurup joins sets of Unni Mukundan's Meppadiyan
Saiju, who recently appeared in Prithviraj’s Driving Licence in a comical role, made his acting debut in director Hariharan’s Mayookham alongside Mamta Mohandas
Actor Saiju Kurup has joined the sets of Unni Mukundan’s Meppadiyan in an important role. The actor completes 15 years in the industry and celebrated the occasion on location.
Saiju, who recently appeared in Prithviraj’s Driving Licence in a comical role, made his acting debut in director Hariharan’s Mayookham alongside Mamta Mohandas.
“15 years is a long time for me. My journey in the film industry has not been so easy. By god’s grace, the industry helped me get to where I am today after a lot of struggle, and I got to do many films and achieve a major break,” he said.
Speaking from the location of Meppadiyan, Saiju said he's happy to be part of a film starring and produced by Unni Mukundan, whom he has known for a decade. Shooting for the film, following all mandatory Covid-19 protocols recently started in Erattupetta and is progressing smoothly.
“Just because we are shooting now, it doesn’t mean it’s a pandemic-related film,” continued Saiju. “It’s an engaging family entertainer meant for the theatres.”
Aside from Saiju, Nisha Sarang and Major Ravi recently joined the sets of the film in which Unni is playing a commoner. Anju Kurian plays the female lead, while Indrans, Aju Varghese, and Vijay Babu appear in supporting roles.
Written and directed by Vishnu Mohan, Meppadiyan is based on real events and is different from Unni’s previous films. Shameer Muhammad is the film's editor, while Neil D’Cunha helms the camera. Rahul Subramanian is working on the music.