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Prithviraj: I had no qualms playing a gay character

Last updated on: May 28, 2013 11:01 IST

Prithviraj: I had no qualms playing a gay character


Vijay G in Kochi
Prithviraj, who played a gay cop in the recently released Mumbai Police, didn't face any problems essaying the role.

"In fact, the shock element in the thriller worked only because the character was played by a mainstream hero like me.

"The character was, until then, shown as an alpha male and the sudden twist in the tale was indeed appreciated," he says.

According to the actor, everybody had doubts about whether viewers would accept such an experiment, so the positive response for the film has been heartening.

Prithviraj is currently shooting for Jeethu Joseph's Memories.

Image: Prithviraj in Mumbai Police


Dulquer Salmaan's newest costar

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Surjabala, a Manipuri actor who will be seen in a forthcoming Bollywood film titled Zindagi On The Rocks, is playing Dulquer Salmaan's heroine in Neelakasham Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi.

She plays the role of a student from Nagaland named Assi, who is studying at an engineering college in Kerala.

That is where she meets Dulquer's character, Qazi.

"I have always loved south Indian films, especially Tamil films, but I never imagined I would act in one. It was a wonderful experience and the crew was extremely helpful.

"I would love to do more films in other south Indian languages," says Surjabala.

Image: Sujabala

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Asif Ali weds Zama Mazreen

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Another young heartthrob has tied the knot.

Asif Ali, who has gained a huge female fan following after films like Salt N' Pepper, Traffic, Ordinary, Ozhimuri and Kili Poyi, married Zama Mazreen on May 26.

Asif was a programme producer and anchor for a TV channel before making his debut as an actor in Shyamaprasad's Rithu, where he played the wily techie.

After doing supporting roles for a while, he found acceptance as a lover boy and has been playing lead roles.

The couple will host a party for industry friends on June 1.

Image: Asif Ali and Zama Mazreen

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