After a four-year sabbatical from films, veteran actor Lalu Alex, who has appeared in a string of memorable roles like Mathews in Chocolate, K. Rajagopal in Nasrani and Habeeb in Bharathchandran IPS, second lead in Mission 90 Days, as the Chief Minister in Pathaka, plus some Tamil films, is now making a comeback to films. He has signed up for three new films Maya Bazar, Sultan and Shande (Tamil).
He dons the role of Thomas Sebastian, a doctor alongside Mammootty in Maya Bazar he plays the role of M.N. Nair, brother of the heroine, in Sultan written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair. In Tamil films, Shande (Fight) will be his latest.
Lalu Alex may be the only actor who adores cinema as his God. "Cinema is my God. There's no me without cinema," says Lalu Alex, who also believes that an artiste should be 10 times more sensitive than a normal human being.
Yet he admits that there is more to life than cinema. "One has to live life to its full if justice has to be done to one's passion for cinema. That's why I'd like to take breaks and then get back to acting," says Lalu, who feels breaks help him replenish his reserves. He prefers to spend quality time with his children and hang around with a close group of friends when he is off the sets.
Lalu has just returned from a cruise in the Bahamas. During the latest four-year break from acting, he travelled across the world.