It was a typical Indrans response to a recognition - humble and devoid of airs. He told mediapersons after being named the best actor (male) in the 2017 Kerala State Film Awards that he was 'happy about it.'
Parvathy, adjudged the best actor (female) expressed happiness at the jury's choice. For Indrans, the award comes after 30 long years in the industry. The former, a relatively new entrant, has been stunning the audience with her emphatic portrayal of realistic characters.
Indrans said acting was his life and livelihood. “I am a humble man. I want to continue being so. Award is a game of fortune and fate. I am happy about the state award. One feels happy when recognized. Of course, I have been sad over the rejection I have faced over the years. But that sadness lasts for a very small time. Awards reach you when it is time,” he said.
Indrans said he hadn't expected any achievement when he started his life and career. “I never had a clue that I would one day lead the life of an actor. People had laughed at me for my physique. Some have openly called me 'iron rod,' alluding to my slender built. On the other hand, some have embraced me on the very first meeting. Some give me a pleasant smile before I smile at them. I take all these as little pieces of joy in life,” he said. Indrans added that his journey as an actor had just started and that he was yet to explore the vibrant range of characters 'he expects to confront.'
Parvathy dedicates award
Dedicating her award to film-maker Rajesh Pillai, Parvathy said she was sure that the people wouldn't hate Sameera, her character in the movie 'Take off,' even if they hated the person that she was. “A good movie can only be produced by a good team. My personality does not reflect in the movies I do. I do not act as Parvathy, but as the character. My ideology may be different from the work I do. My politics, ideology and views are all personal. Movies are not a space to manifest all those. 'Take Off' had been a dream of Rajesh Pillai,” she said. [Rajesh Pillai passed away on February 27, 2016].
Terming 2017 a nice year for her, Parvathy said she was doing all that was to be done for society in her own way. “Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) was formed in 2017. I learnt new lessons about woman empowerment through that initiative. I dedicate my achievement to the members of WCC as well," Parvathy said.