‘Lucifer’ Actor Indrajith Sukumaran Opens Up About His Character ‘Shareef’ In ‘Halal Love Story’

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New Delhi: Amazon Prime Videos has finally released the much-awaited film ‘Halal Love Story’. It is a Malayalam comedy-drama which revolves around an Islamic community in Kerala having love towards art. The movie stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sharaf U Dheen, Grace Antony and Soubin Shahir in the lead roles. This film grabbed the eyeballs as a lot of moments and scenes from the film have resonated well with the audience.

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Actor Indrajith Sukumaran, in a statement, spilt the beans about his character, relatability and much more. The actor shared, “As a character, it is definitely very exciting. There is cinema and there is cinema inside the cinema.”

Elaborating more about his character, he told, “This character’s name is ‘Shareef’ and he is basically a bad actor so when considering actors for cinema inside the cinema, he’s probably the last option among many but they end up coming back to ‘Shareef’ and he gets casted as the lead in this film so there is a thin line because there are these portions where Shareef performs inside the movie and he’s not a good actor, so he has to be bad while performing.”

Speaking on his experience of almost two decades, Indrajith said, “You know with your experience over the past 18 years, when you get a character you tend to make it good, you work hard to make it good. But, then that was not possible here. It was all about portraying it as bad as you can. But, then there was this confusion among everybody about how far that can go because there are portions of cinema inside cinema how much ‘Shareef’ could perform and to what level we could go. It shouldn’t be artificial at the same time it should look natural, naturally bad is what I would like to say.”

Ending on the note with the challenges he faced while portraying the character of Shareef, Indrajith said, “So on that note it was very challenging and we had our own discussions amongst ourselves and we had multiple takes for the same scenes with different options. We used to see those takes and decide on which take to keep working. So it was a very challenging process as an actor to be discussing so much and to be giving different takes on different lines and deciding on which one to keep. Very interesting on that note of ‘Shareef’.”

The film is directed by Zakariya Mohammed and bankrolled by Aashiq Abu, Harshad Ali, and Jesna Ashim. It is available for all Prime members in over 200 countries and territories.

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