Priyadarshan, the veteran film-maker is back on the success track after a prolonged low phase, with his latest venture Oppam. In a recent interview, Priyan revealed the real importance of Oppam, in his life.
The director, who made some shocking revelations through the interview, stated that the grand success of the movie is his reply to ex-wife Lissy, who openly stated that Priyadarshan's career is finished.
According to Priyadarshan, Lissy insulted him in front of the court during their divorce proceedings, stating that his time is finished, in both personal and professional lives. Her statements had deeply hurt the director.
But, he was not in a position to retaliate and decided to move forward with his own life. It was Mohanlal, Priyadarshan's best buddy, who boosted his confidence and insisted him to work on Oppam.
Initially, Priyadarshan refused to accept the offer, as he was not in form. But, Mohanlal was adamant that he will only act in the project if Priyan is directing it, and made him to work on the screenplay.
The director succeeded in completing the screenplay of the movie within two months, with the help of his associate directors. Now, Oppam is performing well at the box office, and has already emerged as the highest grosser of 2016.