Remember K.J. Alphonse?
Bureaucrat-turned-legislator now turns actor
Dec 19 (IANS) He has been a controversial bureaucrat as well
as a legislator in real life. But now K.J. Alphonse Kannanthanam
is all set to be Kerala chief minister - on screen!
seeing how the government works, first as a bureaucrat and
now as a legislator, I am supremely confident I can take on
the role with ease," Alphonse told IANS. He will be acting
in the movie "Koodaram".
now in his mid-50s, had shot to fame in 1992-97 when as Delhi
Development Authority commissioner he bulldozed a number of
illegal constructions in the Indian capital.
quit the Indian Administrative Service after 27 years in 2006
to join politics. He won the Kanjirapally assembly seat from
Kottayam district as an independent backed by the Left Democratic
Front in the assembly polls that year.
now he is all set to play a new role.
film shooting has already begun and my shooting is to take
place soon. Another highlight of my role is that I have told
the director I will pen my own dialogues and he has agreed,"
Alphonse said while sipping coffee at the assembly canteen.
about "Koodaram", he said the film revolves around
all the important events that have taken place in Kerala in
the last few years and delves into topics like murder and
things are not happening in the state will be discussed and
as chief minister I am showing how things can happen here,"
said the legislator.
film is being directed by Anas, who is turning full-time director
after working as assistant director in numerous movies.
villain-turned-character artist Lalu Alex plays a central
role and many of the actors are debutants.