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Malavika Mohanan on films, fandom, and being almost-famous

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The ‘Master’ star speaks about her social media persona, working with actor Vijay and wanting to make a difference in the long run

Malavika Mohanan’s career could possibly be split into three timelines: her debut as a fresh-faced actor in Malayalam film Pattam Pole (2013); her true breakout role that informed the rest of the country of her considerable talents with Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds (2017); and then, a small but significant part in Rajinikanth’s Petta (2019) that somehow catapulted her towards becoming the ‘it’ girl of social media.

The daughter of renowned cinematographer K.U. Mohanan, Malavika, who grew up in a family of “film enthusiasts” as she calls them, surrounded by DVDs, books and conversations on films with her dad, didn’t consider acting as a career at all, until the opportunity presented itself when actor Mammoooty offered her a chance to act opposite his son Dulquer.

modern-day star who wants to make a difference; something the actor plans on continuing, notwithstanding all the brickbats and trolling that come with it.

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