Remya Nambeesan Reveals She Wasn't Hired because She Demanded Higher Pay

  • 21 May 2019

Her latest Malayalam film is "Virus", in which she plays the wife of a hospital staff.

Remya Nambeesan will be starring in Aashiq Abu's film, "Virus" and this will be the actress' first Malayalam film in four years. In an interview with the Times of India, she said, "Aashiq and Rima called and spoke about this film, and gave me an idea about the character. I didn't ask them too much about the story or my character. I learnt (about) it at length only once I reached the set."

She will play the wife of a hospital staff and revealed that the film is a tribute to survivors. She added, "I can't speak much about my character or claim to have a big chunk of screen space, but the few scenes that I am in are truly relevant and impactful."

"The crew members of the film have all been my friends for long and so, working on this film was like spending time with family. The writers had also done enough research on the subject and the incident by living almost a month in Kozhikode. So, I had enough material to understand my character and proceedings well. I could realise how it's a story about the fight for life and survival. So, there wasn't any pressure either," she said.

Remya also spoke about the Mollywood industry's resistance to her outspoken dissatisfaction with the amount she is paid for her roles in the past.

"In fact, I didn't initially notice that such a situation prevails, as I fortunately had offers from Tamil. Later, I understood these were the reasons why projects have dried up in Malayalam. I have always reacted when required, regardless of whether the issue that warranted it was silly or not. Apparently, such bold talk, remuneration demands, and the like don't go down well with many," she explained to the Times of India.

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