Tovino Thomas is winning hearts with his powerful performances in Malayalam as well as Tamil film industry. The actor, who has shared screen space with top actors such as Mohanlal, has made a mark for himself with his recently released Tamil/Malayalam bilingual Abhiyum Naanum. The film has opened to mixed response from the audience and critics alike. However, the actor has quite a few Tamil and Malayalam films in hands. Tovino in a recent interview revealed that he does not want to do Tamil films just for the sake of doing.
He has two Tamil movies, Maari 2 and Ondraga and on the other hand, he has Malayalam films are in various stages of production, including Theevandi, Oru Kuprasidha Payyan, Luca and Maradona.
In an interview with Scroll.in, Tovino was asked if he is keen on taking up more Tamil films, to which he replied saying that he would focus on Malayalam movies while taking up interesting offers in Tamil.
He said, “For me, Malayalam films remain the most important. I don’t want to do more Tamil films just for the sake of it. My fan base is in Malayalam cinema, and that’s where I want it to be. There are many offers of Tamil films, but nothing that I’ve said yes to as of now.”
Further talking about sharing screen space with Dhanush in Maari 2, he said in the interview, “I play the villain. I have a meaty role and you will see me in two get-ups. Whenever we were doing our scenes together, I’d always apologise and ask for a retake. But Dhanush would understand that I was working in a different language and he told me he’d do the same when he did Bollywood films. He taught me that the only thing that matters on screen is the output.”