Actor Manchu Manoj has picked up an interesting subject for his next, Okkadu Migiladu, which is about the civil war in Sri Lanka. The story of the film runs back and forth in times and Manchu Manoj will be seen playing dual roles – one role inspired by LTTE head Prabhakaran and other one being a college student of present days. Directed by Ajay Andrews, Okkadu Migiladu seems to be portraying the lives of people who fought for the rights of common man. Lead actor Manchu Manoj says that the film is not a commercial entertainer and does not have any romance or comedy in it.
“It’s not a typical commercial film and has no romance or comedy. But when director Ajay came to me with the script, I felt it was a responsibility to do this film. It’s an intense emotional drama,” Manoj was quoted as saying by DC. Speaking about his character, which has a lot of similarities to LTTE head Prabhakaran, Manoj says, “The character isn’t like Prabhakaran entirely. We were inspired only by some parts of his life like his rise to power.”
The young Manchu lad also adds that filming few episodes was a bit challenging since they were to be shot on sea waters. Speaking about it Manoj says, “Most of the actors in this film are new. We worked very hard, especially for the war episodes which we shot in sea water. This journey comes in the second half and will be the highlight of the film.”
Manoj also says that he wants to quite acting and do a bit of social work for people around him but his family has been opposing the idea. “I don’t want to do films after this is completed. I want to serve the people and become the voice of my surroundings. But my family isn’ t accepting that and so I am continuing,” adds Manoj.