Nivin Pauly may be one of Malayalam cinema’s superstars, but Nivin Pauly is known for his reticent ways, especially with the media. It comes as no surprise, then, that even though he has been in Mangaluru since September 25 shooting for his epic period film, Kayamkulam Kochunni, it remains shrouded in secrecy; the actor has been moving around town incognito togged in his favourite look — a cap. The shooting is also probably his longest stint in Karnataka yet. Both Malayalam and Kannada film industries have a young brigade of talents, who have taken the respective industries to another level. Nivin Pauly, is one such young talent who has taken Mollywood to other states, with his works like Premam, Action Hero Biju etc. If it is Nivin Pauly in Mollywood, his equivalent in Kannada film industry is the popular film-maker and actor Rakshit Shetty, who has given a new lease of life to Sandalwood. Rakshit Shetty is a new brand in Kannada film industry, who has attained a star status.
Interestingly, Nivin Pauly’s upcoming Tamil film Richie, directed by Gautham Ramachandran, which is one of the highly anticipated movies of this year is a remake of Rakshit Shetty’s directorial venture Ulidavaru Kandante. The Kannada movie earned a lot of praises for the actor and director in Rakshit Shetty and Nivin Pauly is expected to recreate the same magic in Tamil. Kirik Party takes you through the college life of its lead character played by Rakshit Shetty. The film is a classy work by film-maker Rishabh Shetty and Malayalam audiences who have watched the film have identified some similarities with Nivin Pauly’s Premam.
“We are planning to work together soon. It could start off with a cameo and later move to bigger things, but we have to start off somewhere. It’s high time we did away with this language divide and started working as artistes,” Nivin signs off. Well, both these actors have attained huge popularity and most of their upcoming works are among the most awaited list. What if a bilingual movie comes in with these two actors in it? Well, we hope such a project materializes soon.