'Paradise' actor Roshan Mathew says he is eagerly 'awaiting comedy roles'

Roshan Mathew, the actor known for embodying the aura of an angry young man on screen, not only in Malayalam cinema but also in other languages, is eager to explore more comedy roles in the future. Reflecting on his current range of characters, he expressed immense joy in delving into comedic roles in his films. He spoke to Onmanorama during the promotions of his latest film ‘Paradise’, in which he portrays Kesav, an aspiring producer.
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“I’ve often been cast in serious and intense roles,” he remarked. “That’s why I cherish the opportunities I’ve had to play comedic characters, whether in ‘Gold’, my cameo in ‘Masterpeace’, or my role in the Hindi film ‘Darlings’. It’s fun for me, and I love to bring joy to others through these roles. Honestly, I get quite excited when shooting lighter (comedy) scenes.”

Despite nearly a decade-long career, Roshan candidly admitted to being an insecure actor. “There have been times when I worried and was afraid about how my work in films would be received,” he confessed. “For instance, after finishing the shoot for ‘Aanum Pennum’, I feared I had completely botched my scenes. Darshana (Rajendran) can attest to this. I even voiced my concerns to Aashiq Abu, the director of the segment ‘Rani’ in ‘Aanum Pennum’. Fortunately, both Darshana and Aashiq reassured me that I had done well. When I finally saw the final output, I genuinely appreciated it. It was a significant learning experience for me, teaching me not to fear when things turn out differently.”