The year’s national award winner Vidya Balan seems to have inspired many others in the circuit with her penchant for taking up unconventional roles. The latest one to follow her is Mollywood actress Jyothirmayi, who has agreed to play the role of the mother of an autistic child in the new movie Urava. This will be television scriptwriter Srivalsan’s directorial debut.
Jyothirmayi had recently played another deglam role in the movie Sthalam which was an environmental movie about safeguarding mangroves. The actress who recently worked as the ambassador for the women's initiative ‘Thantedam’ believes that anyone can do a glamorous role at any point of their career, but meaty roles that offer much scope for acting come only once in a while.
The entire narrative of the movie will be presented in the backdrop of Theyyam, the very famous Kerala folk art and Jyothirmayi will play a woman named Sharada, whose child is autistic. The movie will have Irshad playing the role of the child’s father. Srivalsan, who has scripted many popular tele-serials like Jwalayayi and Guruvayoorappan, will start the shoots for the movie by next week at Kannur.