Drishyam marked the coming together of a director and a celebrated actor with contrasting professional experiences during the past few months

Actor Mohanlal was in an upbeat and chatty mood during his interaction with media following a screening of Drishyam here on Saturday.

Drishyam marked the coming together of a director and a celebrated actor with contrasting professional experiences during the past few months.

Director Jeethu Joseph was flying high after the success of his Prithviraj starrer Memories while Mohanlal had a very ordinary year by his own standards set over the past three decades

Jeethu said that though many people had expressed reservations about the movie being old fashioned, he had faith in the audience. Touching on current developments, Mohanlal welcomed the change ushered in by the victory of Aam Admi Party in Delhi. Change in politics like in any other field should be encouraged. But the change should be for the better, he said.

Mohanlal, however, brushed aside allegations of actors opting for film rights instead of a fee to evade service tax. Asked about actors being served notices on service tax, he said that there was no room for complaint as it is a government order. The only option is to pay the tax and then to fight it, he said.

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