Tovino underwent training for over a month for his role in Godha : Basil Joseph
Tovino Thomas is currently busy with the promotions of his next release Oru Mexican Aparatha, directed by debutant Tom Emmatty. Meanwhile, his upcoming movie Godha is also in the final stages of post production.
Godha is directed by Kunjiramayanam fame Basil Joseph. Tovino is playing the role of Anjaneya Das, a wrestler in the movie. The director in a recent chat session with Onlookers Media shared how he zeroed in on Tovino to play the lead role in Godha.
“I was impressed with Tovino’s performance in the comic role in You Too Brutus and wanted to work with him. That’s how he was selected for Godha. His well built physique was also a major factor. He underwent wrestling training for over one month under a professional wrestler from Fort Kochi.
Like other language movies, we don’t have enough time and budget to undergo physical training for six months. Tovino did all his physical workouts in between his busy shoot schedule. Sometimes, he comes after shooting for Guppy and trains during the night time.”
That speaks volumes about Tovino’s dedication to the craft. He is currently one of the most promising new generation actors and his rise to this level did not happen overnight. Being from a non filmy background, he had to go the hard way for succeeding in such a competitive industry.
Unlike his contemporaries, Tovino has not yet been typecast. He has done a wide variety of characters in such a short period. He started as a villain in ABCD, has played a comedy role in You Too Brutus, an intense portrayal of the one side lover in Ennu Ninte Moideen, a handsome villain in Style, a grey shaded role in Guppy and many such variety of characters. In his next release Oru Mexican Aparatha he will be seen as a student leader from the Left front.
We wish a very best of luck for the success of Oru Mexican Aparatha and Godha.