Nivin is more mature than me: Aju Varghese | Entertainment interviews

They have been friends for a long time. From school. And when the two came to the movies, the friendship only grew stronger. This is the friendship story of Nivin Pauly and Aju Varghese. But it’s also true that there was a little rift between them at some point. It was when Nivin Pauly arrived late for the filming of “Love Action Drama”, a film co-produced by Aju Varghese. Aju didn’t bother to hide his displeasure. But Aju is quick to add that all it took was one phone call for the rift to go away. And he really doesn’t think it can really be called a feud. With ‘Saturday Night’, directed by Rosshan Andrews which is currently sold out, Nivin Pauly and Aju Varghese share their story of friendship with Manorama.

So who took the initiative to bury the hatchet?

Aju: Who else but Nivin will do that? He is more mature than me. He was then playing in ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’. And Nivin didn’t have the look or the body required for a colorful movie like “Love Action Drama.” I think Nivin was right then. It was beyond his control to find a solution to my problem. What is friendship without a fight? Sometimes such cases will occur when your friends are hurt by your actions.

Nivin: These small fights are usual between friends. The beauty is to understand it between us and to find a solution. This is the strength of friendship.

You’re back with yet another friendship movie with ‘Saturday Night’…

Nivin: We both started our career with a film about friendship (“Malarvadi Arts Club”). It took us 12 years to find ourselves in a film about friendship. “Saturday Night” is not just a story of fun and laughter, but also of the pain of separation, heartbreak and reunion.

Aju: I am someone who came to cinema thanks to friendship and continues to survive cinema thanks to the power of friendship. I think friendships are forever, they will be there until your last breath. “Saturday Night” is about that kind of friendship. A colorful movie! Nivin has a fake affectation and there’s humor in that too. And people love to watch it. After ‘LAD’, audiences can see such a Nivin in this movie.

Tell us more about the characters of ‘Saturday Night’…

Nivin: I play a character called Stanley who would do anything for his friends. The film tells the story of four friends and their eventful journey. The film gives a lot of importance to emotions.

Aju: I play this character called Poocha Sunil. I’m that guy you can see in every gang that sticks them all together. It’s Poocha.

Aju is quite good at public relations. Nivin, do you want to take notes for him?

Aju: Who said? He has Kashmir connections in Kanyakumari.

Nivin: I think such things are very personal. Some like it. But I’m a little introverted by nature. As I want my films to reach the maximum audience, I actively promote them. Otherwise, I like being away from the spotlight, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I always think that I will draw my energy for my next film from the previous one.

Aju is in the process of signing while Nivin declines many projects. Are you very demanding?

Nivin: I get happiness only when I’m on projects that really amaze me. I haven’t decided on my next film. I will only make a film if it excites me.

Aju: This is something I know personally. After ‘Thattathin Marayathu’, Nivin was inundated with offers. I remember Nivin saying he only wanted to make films that had recall value. Films that will stand the test of time and will give him immense satisfaction when he revisits them. Then he only had a minor amount as a bank balance. I have also reduced the number of films in the recent past. I think people are becoming more aware of cinema than ever before. I think we have to show a little more responsibility to the public now.