Tovino Thomas retorts to comments about his rising popularity affecting Dulquer Salmaan’s stardom
Tovino Thomas is the hot favourite of the season. He has made rapid strides from a supporting actor to a bankable star, all through his hardwork and dedication to the craft. His latest release, Oru Mexican Aparatha (OMA) is creating waves in Kerala. The movie has got a humongous opening in the box office.
OMA is a campus political drama that features Tovino as an activist from the left front. It was released amid great hype majorly due to two reasons, Tovino’s increasing popularity and the fact that the movie supports the communist ideology. The kind of reception OMA received was unprecedented for a lesser known star.
Ever since the movie’s release, social media is flooded with appreciation for Tovino. Some even have gone to the extent of calling him a superstar in the making. However, Tovino chose to be humble and grounded without taking the success to his head.
Recently there were certain posts in social medias about Tovino’s rising popularity affecting Dulquer Salmaan and his stardom, forcing Tovino to respond.
He stated, “I would not appreciate posts against my friends and colleagues even if the aim is to flatter me.”
It is a disturbing trend to demean others for the sake of praising someone else. We urge fans not to indulge in such practices. With the burden of stardom comes the responsibility of keeping hold of one’s market value and pleasing the fans. Let’s hope Tovino does not fall in that bait and instead continues to be part of quality movies.