The director says that only very few actors are ready to play the characters without thinking about their image. He states that he has been lucky enough to work with such actors, including the veterans Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan.
Most of the actors are extremely image conscious and not ready to experiment with different roles. Jeethu Joseph feels that the star status is a burden for the budding actors, as it prevents them from proving their versatility.
Before starting the filming of Papanasam, some industry members had warned Jeethu Joseph, that Kamal Hassan is an actor who interferes in his director's work. But despite the information, Kamal was a director's actor on sets.
Mohanlal, the lead actor of Jeethu Joseph's blockbuster movie Drishyam, was also ready to approach the role in a natural way. The actor was not hesitant to act in the violent scenes with Kalabhavan Shajohn.
Jeethu Joseph is all set to release his Dileep starrer Life Of Josutty for Onam. As per the reports he is planning two projects, with Mohanlal and Prithviraj in the lead roles.