'I don't value hero that questions director': Vinayan on why he replaced Dileep with Jayasurya in 'Oomappennin Uriyadappayyan'
Reported By 16 Dec 2020
Vinayan is a director who has gifted many hit and experimental films to Malayalam. He has also given opportunities to many newcomers. Actor Jayasurya made his Malayalam film debut with Vinayan's Oomappennin Uriyadappayyan. Today, Jayasurya is a leading actor in Malayalam cinema.
Vinayan opened up about how he found Jayasurya for the film in an interview given to a private channel. Earlier, Dileep was cast in the lead role. But Dileep put forward demands including changing the writer. I am someone who believes that the director is the captain of a film. I do not value the hero that questions the director.
According to Vinayan, Jayasurya was made the hero after taking back the advance money given to Dileep. Dileep was the hero in seven of my films. When he became a superstar then he started making demands. I'm not interested in going his way, Vinayan said.Vinayan says he is not interested in pretending to be a good boy and getting a lot of awards and being part of the lobby. He also denied reports that he had taken a pro-Dileep stance in connection with the assault case against the actress.
"I have never spoken in support of anyone on this issue. Dileep is the main reason why even superstars hate me. But I'm not ready to kick him when he falls. A lot of people called me for a discussion when it came to the subject of the attack against the actress. But I avoided it all, ”says Vinayan.