Mohanlal and Poornima have come a long way in life. It took 32 years to get them back on screen together as matured couple in Jilla.
In 1980, they played young couple Narendran and Prabha in Fazil directed Manjil Virinja Pookkal(1980), which was a cult classic in Malayalam.
Now they are shooting together again for Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Nesan directed Jilla. Mohanlal posted this on his Facebook: “Good Evening Mrs. Prabha Narendran... After 32 years.....with Ms.Poornima Bhagyaraj”
Mohanlal and Poornima pairing in a Tamil film have definitely created a sensation among Kerala audiences.
Speaking from Madurai, Poornima told sify.com: “When we did Manjil Virinja Pookal, both of us were debutants and we knew nothing. The film was a blockbuster and we both did lot of films but never together. I took a long break after marriage and kids but used to always catch up with Mohanlal films in Chennai. I admired his work and passion to the craft”
Poornima continues: “When this offer came my way I was quite thrilled as Jilla has two big heroes-Vijay and Mohanlal and I agreed. After 32 years we are back not as lovers but as husband and wife and I am enjoying the work”
The proud mother also adds that her son Shanthanu (Angel John) and daughter Saranya (Photographer) have done one film each with Mohanlal.
Now that the two are doing Jilla together, are they keen on working in another project soon? Poornima laughs: “We’ll definitely like to work together but for our next pairing at our current pace you may have to wait for another 32 years!!”