Tovino Thomas in National Award winning director Salim Ahamed’s film

MollywoodThe actor will be playing an aspiring director in the film.Digital NativeActor Tovino Thomas will play the lead in National Award winning filmmaker Salim Ahamed’s upcoming film titled And The Oscar Goes To… The film, which is inspired by the lives of several aspiring filmmakers, will have Tovino playing one. In an interview given to the Times of India, the actor said, “I have watched Adaminte Makan Abu while I was frequenting film festivals and his other films also in theatre. He’s someone who I have a good rapport with. When we met at Filmfare awards two years ago, we could instantly strike up a conversation and spend a long time discussing films. So, in a way, I’m excited to be part of this film.” Salim Ahamed has won the National Award twice before. Adaminte Makan Abu won him the best feature film award and Pathemari, the best feature film in Malayalam. The director has also won the Kerala State Award for best feature film and best screenplay for Adaminte Makan Abu besides a host of other awards. Reports are that the shooting of And The Oscar Goes To will commence in September in La, USA and then move to Canada for another schedule. Sources in the know say that a major portion of the film will be shot in foreign locations. While Anu Sithara has been roped in to play one of the female leads, the film will have a foreigner playing the other lead. Salim will be making an official announcement regarding the film very soon, we hear from sources. Besides this, Tovino has a number of films in different stages of production. His Oru Kuprasidha Payyan has reached the post production stage and he is currently busy with the shooting of Luca. The actor also has two Tamil movies – Ondraga and Maari 2 – lined up for release this year. Yet another project Chengezhi Nambiar is expected to go on floors later this year. (Content provided by Digital Native) Also read: Thilakan, Jagathy, Seema, Jalaja and others: The long list of Mollywood’s unsung stars
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