Young actor Prithviraj is the busiest actor currently in Mollywood, with his dates filled upto 2018. He has a bunch of projects including five historical films and a multilingual.
He, during his initial phase of career, has delivered punch lines that underestimates women. He was talking about the same in an interview given to Times of India. The actor said that he felt guilty about these dialogues later.
“I have been part of an audience that have clapped vociferously for such punch lines and instances in theatres in the 90s. Frankly, even I am guilty of having delivered such lines. Now do they translate into influencing reality in our society? I am not the final authority on that. But I will not have something like that in my films, especially in the current circumstances.
We tell ourselves that we are walking hand in hand towards a more modern society every day even though there are principles within our society which seem archaic, especially towards women. For the last few years I have been uncomfortable mouthing such lines because I find them very distasteful. As for Vargam, any discerning viewer would know that my character Solomon Joseph is a tribute to Mangalasseri Neelakandan in Devasuram.
I don’t think you can club these men or these films as misogynistic. Because, whenever these characters treated the women in their lives unfairly, the film was pretty clear on portraying them as villains. It is when they realise the fault of theirs that they turn a new leaf in their lives. Also, these two movies had two of Malayalam’s strongest female leads. Bhanu in Devasuram is till date the strongest female role and Mangalasseri Neelakandan loses his battle only to one person and that’s her.” the actor said in the interview.
Prithviraj’s upcoming release is Oozham directed by Jeethu Joseph. He is currently busy on the sets of Ezra and My Story.