Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and also the heavy costumes, filming the movie has been a mammoth task and its costume designer has written that the film was like a monster. The team had shot for 50 days continuously and the marathon schedule is over now.
Lal said that he was depressed on the first day of the shoot of Ponniyin Selvan. He said that all the actors wore masks on the set and he was depressed. Artistes could not even use restrooms due to the heavy costumes and jewellery they were wearing. The shooting used to go till 3 am and in two hours Mani Ratnam would be again ready for the next day’s shoot. He said that it was a new experience. Though things were difficult initially, he said that later he understood the situation.
He added that all the actors like Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Prabhu, Jayaram, Sarathkumar, and Trisha preferred to be on the set even though they didn’t have the scene. He added that at one point, he felt like a junior artiste. Lal is playing an aged warrior in the movie.
I am expecting an award for my acting in Karnan: Lal
Lal is not new to Tamil cinema, and he has often seen in Kollywood handling a variety of roles. He is also part of Mari Selvaraj‘s Karnan that has Dhanush and Rajisha Vijayan in the lead. The second song from the movie, Pandarathi Puranam, was released recently and Lal’s acting has impressed everyone.
In a recent interaction with a media house, Lal was all praise for Mari Selvaraj and said that the movie’s topic has been handled in a different and topical way. He added that he is expecting an award for his acting in the movie.
Lal is also part of Karthi’s upcoming movie Sulthan.