In the limelight

Indrajit is focussed on his career, writes Saraswathy Nagarajan

Indrajit, who played the tough and corrupt cop (Eapen Papachi) in the Lal Jose film `Meesa Madhavan' will appear as `Komban Kumaran' in another Dileep-starrer `Chandu Pottu.' "It is an interesting character and I am looking forward to see the response of viewers. It is a negative role but there is a difference," says Indrajit, who made his debut in `Ooma Penninu Uriyada Payyiyan.'

This is his fourth movie with Dileep. He had acted with him in `Meesa Madhavan,' `Mizhirandillum' and `Runway.' "All these films were hits. So, perhaps we are lucky for each together," he laughs.

Agreeing that they jell together he says, "It is easy to work with him. He is open to suggestions and so it is like working with your brother. In `Chandu Pottu,' my character, Komban Kumaran, and Radhakrishnan (played by Dileep) are friends. Gopika is Malu and Komban Kumaran is infatuated with her. The negative side of my character comes to the fore when he finds out that Radhakrishnan has a crush on her," explains Indrajit.

"It is my 16th movie and I think I have improved with each of my movies," says this software engineer who chucked up his job in an IT firm (Nexage Technology) after he got bitten by the acting bug. "I have no regrets about my decision. I have always been crazy about films. Right from my school days in Sainik School, Kazhakuttom, I have been a movie buff and so this was just a natural extension of that," he says.

Indrajit, who bears a striking resemblance to his father, the late Sukumaran, says that his father, was keen on Indrajit becoming a graduate before making his debut in tinsel town. "My mother (Mallika Sukumaran) let me make my own choice," he says.

Dismissing rumours of a cold war with his brother Prithiviraj, he says that he enjoyed working with him in the movie `Police.' "We think on the same lines and so each of us can anticipate what the other one is going to do. That improves your acting. Moreover, we discussed our scenes and thought of ways to improve it," says Indrajit.

Is he planning to shine as a villain and then go in for a makeover as Mohanlal did many years ago?

"No, there is no plan as such. But I would not want to be stereotyped. I would prefer roles that allow me to explore my acting range. I had done such roles in films like `Mizhirandillum.' It had a great story but unfortunately, the film did not do all that well at the box office," he says.

A great admirer of singer Hariharan, Indrajit is often seen on the small screen as a singer. He has also sung a song in the film `Mullavalliyum, Thenmavum.'

"I would love to sing in more movies. As a student I used to sing more of Hindi songs," he says.

Married to actress Poornima, the couple have a nine-month-old daughter, Prarthana. Unlike many stars in Mollywood, Indrajit says that he would not want his wife to stay at home. "Poornima would be coming back to take up her career. She decided to take a break as she wanted to spent time with our daughter," he says.

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