This is how Priyadarshan convinced Keerthy Suresh's father to allow him to act
After winning the National Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Savithri in Mahanati , Keerthy Suresh It's in cloud nine. Although he comes from a family with deep film connections, his film debut as an actress was not easy. Keerthy, who took a fashion design course in London, was initially interested in becoming a fashion designer.
However, her mother and actress Menaka knew that she has the potential to become a successful actress. And, later, when Keerthy began to show interest in the movies as well, he couldn't take on roles since his father Suresh Kumar, a successful movie producer, wasn't very interested in that.
There is an interesting episode about how Priyadarshan He made his friend and Keerthy's father say yes to his film debut.
Priyadarshan was looking for a young and innocent-looking girl to play a double role in Geethanjali, which had Mohanlal as Dr Sunny, a psychiatrist. The ace director was convinced that Keerthy could do justice to the role but worried that her father won’t give her permission. So, one evening when the friends were having a chat, Priyadarshan brought up the issue he was facing with the movie and said that he has a girl from Thiruvananthapuram in mind but he was unable to convince the girl's dad to allow her to do the movie . Suresh Kumar, who has been a long-time resident of Thiruvananthapuram immediately, said that whoever it be, he would be able to convince the person as he knows most people in the city. To this, Priyadarshan said that it is none other than Suresh Kumar.
Realizing that he was trapped, Keerthy's father has to give his consent and, therefore, Keerthy faced the camera like a hero in Geethanjali. Although the film sank at the box office, he went on to make two more films in Malayalam, before moving to Kollywood .