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Monday Motivation: Asif Ali’s struggle to success story is surely going to leave you inspired!

Tom Francis

August 24, 2020

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Here is the lesser-known story behind the making of Mollywood’s most-loved young star, Asif Ali!

With his recent hits like Kettyolanente Maalakha, B.Tech, and Underworld, Asif Ali showed Mollywood that he is a major contender for the throne of the next superstar. While other A-listers like Dulquer Salman, Pranav Mohanlal, and Prithviraj came into films with their acting lineage, Asif Ali is one of those who made it all by himself. With his unique style of acting and relatable characters, Asif Ali and his films hold a special place in our hearts.

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Asif Ali made his debut in the industry with the Malayalam movie Ritu in 2009. The audience noticed the actor for his unique acting skills and the film garnered critical acclaim for the directorial brilliance of Shyamaprasad. Despite delivering a hit film, Asif was haunted with flops and was offered frivolous roles in most movies.

After doing several commercial films, Asif was seen as Manu Raghav, an evergreen character in the Aashique Abu movie Salt N’ Pepper. The young actor’s amazing chemistry with veteran actor Lal once again made him a star in the industry. Asif Ali was soon seen in several hit ventures like Sevens, Doctor Love and Asuravithu in serious roles.

Asif is loved by his fans for his versatile acting on-screen and he used this unique skill as his trump card. The actor’s flexibility made him a hitmaker’s choice to fit in all sorts of characters. Asif amused us all in negative roles like Bhadran from Ordinary. The actor also explored romantic comedies and family entertainers at that time, thus building his success around the said genres.

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Did you guys know that Asif Ali had to lie to his parents about his acting ambition? The actor revealed in an interview that his parents never allowed him to chase his dream. He also says that he had to lie about his first role in Ritu, till the movie was released.

Asif was also denied a lead role for a long time, but his resilient struggle for success made him one of the finest actors in the industry!

Which is your favourite Malayalam movie by Asif Ali? Tell us in the comments below!

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