It was 125 days of celebration for Joju George starrer Joseph and bigwigs from the industry had joined for the event held at IMA hall, Kochi on Wednesday. Mammootty and Kunchacko Boban were the cheif guests and shared their thoughts about the movie and the team.
Joju George handed over a memento for Kunchacko Boban's wife Priya and it was Ramesh Pisharody who revealed how Kunchacko Boban's wife played a role in the Joju-starrer.
Among the thanks card, there were names of Ramesh Pisharody and Priya Kunchacko for the duo stood through the most nervous times of Joju. “Priya was pregnant at a time when Joju's movie was to begin shoot and the doctor had advised her not involve in talks that would led her into tension. Without knowing that, the very next day Joju rang Priya and told her how he shot for a scene involving the dead body of a women. After a few days, Kunchacko called me and told me how Joju called Priya and how she was not getting sleep thinking about that scene. For nine months of pregnancy days, Priya would often think about it and she was the one who was most tensed thinking about the story of Joseph. And that's how Priya's name came in the thanks card of the film,” said Pisharody.
As the audience laughed out loud, Joju also recalled about his first meeting with Kunchacko at MG Road, Kochi. “Kunchacko Boban was driving in a blue Honda city car and I noticed him. I was driving an auto and followed him since quite sometime when we both looked at each other. I was then a big fan of his dancing and then not knowing what to say showed him gestures indicating that he was super. And without any hesitation, he too gestured in return nodding his head in agreement. That was how I met him first and from then till this day, he has been my constant support – both emotionally and financially. There were even instances when he gave me money and helped me at times of my crisis.”
Kunchacko then jokingly replied saying, “Joju is flying to Dubai tomorrow and in order to pay my money back, I hope he would bring toys for my kid from there.”
Joju and Kunchacko Boban have worked together in many movies including Ramante Edanthottam.