Malayalam director Jude Anthony Joseph, who has always stated his honest opinions on each and every social issues, has again hogged the limelight with his latest Facebook post on Wednesday, June 8.
Jude has reacted against the Malayalam television serials, calling them as ugly mega serials that act like a slow poison. The director reacted a day after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asked the makers of Bollywood movie "Udta Punjab" to drop the usage of "Punjab" from the film. "If at all Censoring is required thats for the ugly mega serials. I am not referring to all of them. Most of the mega serials are like slow poison. You would never know even if you are dead by yourself [sic]," "Ohm Shanthi Oshaana" director posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Actress Aparna Balamurali of "Maheshinte Prathikaaram"-fame has also supported the opinion of the director by commenting "Sathyam" (meaning true) on the social media post. Many netizens have also appreciated the filmmaker for openly reacting against the television serials unlike other celebrities. "Well said," commented many followers of the filmmaker. "Brother dont say its slow poison, becoz u are disrespecting poison, its far more dangerous," commented another social media user.
Meanwhile, Jude is currently busy with the shooting of his second movie "Oru Muthassi Gadha," which has Vineeth Sreenivasan, Rajeev Pilla and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles. The next schedule of the flick will be shot in July against the backdrop of a college set in the '70s and the makers had earlier announced a casting call for aspiring actors aged 18-22 who are ready to change their hairstyle. The family entertainer is said to be an Onam release.
Jude, who made cameo appearances in the blockbuster movies "Premam," "Action Hero Biju" and "Vettah," will be next seen in Mammootty-starrer "Thoppil Joppan," which is also scheduled to release during Onam festival.