KOTTAYAM: When the State Film Awards were announced on Tuesday, no one would have been happier than Prem Prakash who won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in ‘Nirnayam,’ a movie penned by his sons.
The actor-producer, who had won a few State Film Awards earlier, did not conceal his excitement over winning the award for a movie scripted by his sons Bobby and Sanjay.
Prem Prakash, younger brother of the late actor Jose Prakash, had earlier bagged the State Television Award for best actor twice, for serials made on scripts written by his sons. “It is actually a double delight for me as it is the first time I am winning the State Award for a movie scripted by my children. Maybe it is for the first time in history that an actor is getting award for a movie scripted by his sons,” said a proud Prem Prakash.
Dedicating the award to his late brother Jose Prakash, he said, “It might be his silent prayers that helped me win this award. It was he who brought me to the world of films. What I am today is just because of him,” said an emotional Prem Prakash.
On his character in ‘Nirnayam,’ the actor said he took up the role after being persuaded by his sons.
“As a producer, I know the challenges faced by producers. So, I asked them to go for an actor with ‘star value.’ But, what they said was ‘Achachan’ should do it,” he said.The role was a really challenging one, as the character has to essay three different phases of his life. Prem Prakash, meanwhile, hailed the film’s makeup artist Rajesh Nenmara who won the award for best makeup this year.