He feels that Nivin Pauly's films offer the minimum guarantee for the audience. So there is nothing wrong in considering Nivin as the superstar of the younger generation. But at the same time, no actor can be compared to Mohanlal.
The actor states the great success of Premam is a healthy sign for Mollywood. Asif Ali hopes that some other blockbuster movie will soon break the collection records of Premam, like how it crossed the records made by Drishyam.
Nirnaayakam, the Asif Ali starrer movie which was released immediately after Premam, earned huge critical acclaims; but ended up as a box office failure. But Asif was highly praised for his performance in the movie.
Asif Ali has always been keen to share the screen with his contemporaries. He has acted with Nivin Pauly in the path breaking movie Traffic, in which Nivin appeared in a cameo role.
The actor later shared the screen with Prithviraj in Anil Radhakrishnan's Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and the upcoming flick Double Barrel. He has acted with Kunchacko Boban in Ordinary and Jayasurya in Husbands In Goa.
Here are the 7 young actors, who we think will rule Mollywood in the future...
Doubtlessly one of the finest talents in the town. Prithviraj is the only actor from his generation, who managed to make a mark in both South Indian movie industry and Bollywood. Surely the next big star of Mollywood.
The most successful actor of his generation. Nivin has delivered back to back hits since 2014 and his latest flick Premam emerged as the highest ever grosser of M'town. He is already a star in M'town.
Dulquer Salmaan surely inherits the good looks and charm of his father Mammootty; but is not influenced by his father's acting style. DQ has already proven that he is here to stay.
Doubtlessly the best actor of his generation. Fahadh has amazed the audience and critics with his extraordinary acting skills and versatility. Fahadh is surely an actor who can make it big in Mollywood.
The most under-rated actor of Mollywood. Indrajith is doubtlessly a powerhouse of talent and is versatile to the core. He can easily pull-off any character with much ease. We are sure that the actor will go places.
Jayasurya is the actor who defines the word versatility. The actor is always willing to go till any extent for the perfection of his character. Doubtlessly he will lead the M'town in future.
Another unused talent of Mollywood. Asif Ali surely has the potential to make it big in Mollywood. But the actor has to work on his acting skills and movie selection.