Thiruvananthapuram: Director-turned-actor Lal's nephew Balu Varghese, who has acted as a child artist in movies like Chanthupottu and Manikyakallu, is now turning independent hero in the upcoming Malayalam film Honey Bee, which is scheduled to release in theatres on June 7. The budding Mollywood actor says that his uncle has been his biggest inspiration and his tips came to his big help in making his debut film.
Directed by Lal's son Jean Paul Lal, Honey Bee deals with friendship and youngsters. Set against the backdrop of Fort Kochi, the movie revolves around a group of five, how they land up in trouble after getting inebriated and how they try to wriggle out of it. Although the film is about five friends from a dance troupe, there is no dance number, says Balu Varghese.
Talking to a leading English daily, Balu Varghese says that his uncle Lal had advised him to take his role seriously irrespective of whether it is big or small. The budding star gushes that his advice came to his great help in Honeybee. Talking about his role, he says that he is playing Ambrose, on-screen brother of Archana Kavi. He adds that youngsters can relate to his role.
Meanwhile, unlike other young actors, Balu Varghese, who seems to be quite skeptic about his acting skills, reveals that he is no hurry to sign new projects before the release of his debut film. He wants to see how the audience would receive his character in the movie Honey Bee. In future, he will accept the kind of roles that he can perform well.