While his as of late delivered movie 2018 – Everybody Is A Legend is arising as a blockbuster hit, Malayalam chief Jude Anthany Joseph has opened up about an example wherein entertainer Antony Varghese, who made his presentation in Lijo Jose Pellissery’s 2017 film Angamaly Journals, pulled out of an undertaking Jude should bankroll, 18 days before the beginning of shooting.
Speaking to Movie World Media, Jude said: “It is not right to forget the way you came from and be ungrateful. People like Shane Nigam and Srinath Bhasi have been accused of consuming ganja and being addicted to drugs. I, however, would say the biggest problem is not drugs, but the lack of humanity, and the audacity to show filth. There is someone in the industry named Antony Varghese. Everyone thinks he is a very good person. There was a film I was supposed to produce. It was directed by one of my associates. Varghese took an advance of Rs 10 lakh from the film’s co-producer and my friend Arvind for his sister’s wedding and then, 18 days before the commencement of the film, he opted out.”
“It hurt me and Arvind a lot. We have cried over this. The problem is that people like this are there in the industry. He started working on another project titled Aaravam, which was supposed to be helmed by debutant Nahas Hidayath (who is currently directing the upcoming Malayalam movie RDX starring Varghese, Shane Nigam, and Neeraj Madhav), after opting out of our film. But that movie got shelved. I believe it happened due to a curse. Varghese returned the money to Arvind much later. Many such unqualified people are there in the industry. Varghese is such an unqualified person. If Pellissery hadn’t brought him to the industry, there wouldn’t have been any need to tolerate people like Varghese,” an emotional Jude added.
Reported in 2019, the going for the said film that Varghese exited has been finished. Nithish Sahadev, a previous partner of Jude Anthany Joseph, is making his first time at the helm with this film named Falimy featuring Basil Joseph, Jagadish, Manju Pillai, Meenaraj and Sandeep Pradeep among others. The film is bankrolled by Lakshmi Warrier, Ganesh Menon and Amal Paulson who recently made hit movies like Jaya Jaya Hello (2022) and Jan.E.Man (2021).
Jude Anthany Joseph’s 2018 is proceeding with its fruitful run following an astonishing end of the week. As per film exchange experts and industry trackers, 2018 rounded up Rs 4.01 crore on Sunday and subsequently took the film’s absolute assortment to Rs 9.17 crore in three days or less. It is accounted for that the film is getting a warm reaction in Tamil Nadu too.