SJ Suryah and many others were initially in talks for Joju George’s role in Jagame Thandhiram, reveals Karthik Subbaraj
Dhanush-starrer ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ is gearing up for a direct Netflix release on June 18. The film directed by Karthik Subbaraj has high expectations among many. Malayali audience are also eagerly looking forward to the film as it has Aishwarya Lekshmi and Joju George in prominent roles. The latter is making his Tamil debut with this film. Going by the trailer, he seems to be playing the role of a gangster in it.
In a recent interview, director Karthik Subbaraj revealed how he picked Joju for this particular role. Initially, the makers had thought of many other actors who could play the part. SJ Suryah was approached and talks were also initiated, but it could not materialize due to his busy schedule. Karthik then happened to watch Joju’s Malayalam films ‘Chola’ and ‘Joseph’. After being impressed by his performances in it, Joju was called a brief audition and he finally bagged the role.
According to Karthik, Joju is a dedicated and brilliant performer who is also a fun person to be around with. In the interview, the director also mentioned about Joju’s struggles in cinema and how he made it big after starting his career as a junior artist. It is worth a mention here that Karthik is presenting Joju’s award-winning film ‘Chola’ in Tamil as ‘Alli’.