I loved the script of Kalyanam. So did my parents: Shravan Mukesh

Says actor Shravan Mukesh who is on a leave from his doctor duties

Published: 31st July 2017 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2017 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

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He is the latest entrant to the brigade of star sons, but Shravan Mukesh, son of actors Mukesh and Saritha, says movies stayed within him ever since his childhood days.

“I always wanted to be an actor. But, my mother insisted I study and become a doctor. I never say no to anything my mother wants. So, I did MBBS and was working as a doctor at Ras-Al-Khaimah when director Rajesh called me with the script,” says Shravan, who is making his debut with Kalyanam, a family entertainer.

Shravan says he never had to think much as the director began his narration  on a very positive note. “There was a very positive vibe throughout. Rajesh  uncle told me he had the script on his mind for quite some time. The narration was perfect and I fell in love with the story. I knew this was going to be my debut,” he says.

However, Shravan did consult his parents with the script. “I had told my dad and mom that now that I have turned a doctor, I should be given a chance  to pursue my passion. They always knew my mind and were only happy. My  mother listened to a few scripts when I was in college, but nothing felt right. But, Kalyanam was everything I aspired for.

And, this was one script  both my parents felt was perfect for me. In fact, my father discussed it with Sreenivasan uncle who loved the script,” says Shravan who is on leave from his doctor duties.

Shravan says though he is at ease with all South Indian languages, he is happy to have made his debut in Malayalam. “Though my mother is a Telugu and I was born in Chennai, I spend most of my growing years in Kochi. Hence, I am pretty comfortable in Malayalam. So, it is great to be making my debut  here,” he adds.

And, for the same reason, Shravan says he didn’t feel he needed much preparation for the role. “I knocked down a few kilos, and brushed up my language skills a bit. That is pretty much it. I didn’t take any acting lessons,” says the actor, who hails from a family with a long lineage of acting, both in theatre and cinema.
Kalyanam, directed by Rajesh Nair, will have Shravan and Varsha Bollamma in the lead role.

A family entertainer, the movie is being shot at Thiruvananthapuram.


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