I can’t act with this ‘blacky’ said Divya Unni, when asked to act with Kalabhavan Mani

I can’t act with this ‘blacky’ said Divya Unni, when asked to act with Kalabhavan Mani

Divya Unni’s divorce and comeback is buzzing around the social media. The actress who took a break from her acting career after her marriage in 2002 and moved to US with her husband. She only appeared in a few cameo roles and television shows after that.

Now another incident that took place years back is being discussed in the social media platforms. An incident that took place in the sets of Vinayan’s ‘Kalyana Soungadhikam’. That was the time when Kalabhavan Mani had just made his entry into the films. Divya Unni is making her female lead debut in the film. Mani is acting as her uncle’s son. There was a dream sequence where the character played by both of them romance each other. To everyone’s surprise Divya told that she can’t act with a blacky. The sequence was removed from the film. Kalabhavan Mani has expressed his dismay on this issue in many interviews.

The same thing happened again when she was approached for the lead role in ‘Karumadikuttan’, again directed by Vinayan. She rejected it when she came to know that Mani is starring in it. Later Nandhini was roped in for the project and the film became a superhit.


Divya’s career graph went down in Malayalam after that. She did a Tamil film called ‘Sabhash’, in which she paired up with Parthiepan. This was contradicting to her earlier statement.


Meanwhile, Kalabhavan Mani thrived in Indian cinema. He was one of the inevitable factor in Malayalam cinema. He was flexible enough to do any role, be it a comedian or a villain or the hero. He was honored with many awards including a State and a National Film Award. Many actresses including Miss World Aishwarya Rai.