Kochi, Apr 16 UNI | 4 months ago

Leading Malayalam Comedian Suraj Venjaramoodu, who won the national best actor award, has said this prestigious award is dedicated to the Malayalam language as well as Malayalam cinema.

"I am very happy to receive the national recognition and I am dedicating this to Malayalam Language and the Malayalam Cinema," he said while expressing his happiness over winning the national award for the best actor.

"I am also dedicating this award to all those comedians, particualry Ambiichettan (veteran comedian and character actor Jagathi Sreekumar, who is under treatment following an accident) and those who passed away or retired from the industry," Mr Suraj told UNI.

Asked about his reaction over the prestigious award, he said "I never expected an award, though Director Dr Biju told me during its shooting that, Suraj this character would get you national recognition."

"I am thrilled and very excited with the news," he said. Asked about whether there had any preparation went in to this character, he said "I did not find any difficulties, as I used to meet and watch the activities of the corporation labours and officials, who were on the cleaning wastes from the road, whenever I was on my way back to my home after my works."

The 37-year-old actor, who has acted in over 90 films, most of them as comedy roles, acted in the film 'Perariyathavar' narrating the story about the local people including the sweepers and the people who live in the street.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)