For Vinod Kovoor, life imitates art in pandemic times


The comedy serial M80 Moosa could have been off the tv display screen for a few years now, however Vinod Kovoor remains to be recognized by most individuals for his tremendous efficiency within the title function. He had enacted the function of Moosa, the fish vendor, in some 350 episodes.

Now Vinod is all set to play a fish vendor in actual life. No, you gained’t truly discover him promoting fish shifting round on a Bajaj M80, however he’s organising a stall that may ship fish to houses.

One factor the coronavirus has taught him these previous 5 months is that the majority performing artistes have to search for one other vocation to outlive. “Actors, singers, mimics and different performing artistes have been among the many hardest hit by the pandemic and I too have been feeling the pinch,” Vinod tells The Hindu.

“I’ve had no earnings for the final 5 months, and now I realise that I’ve to do one thing else to outlive,” he says.

Lockdown blues

In the course of the lockdown he stored himself busy by directing three brief movies and giving motivational talks and classes to youngsters on mimicry and singing by means of social media.

“However I did not acquire something financially from these efforts and in reality misplaced cash whereas making these movies. The primary supply of my earnings for performers like me is the stage. And I don’t see any reside exhibits taking place within the close to future,” he says

Vinod says he was just lately advised that it might be one other two years earlier than performers like him bought an invite from a Gulf nation. “That chat with an organiser anxious me,” he says. “ it’s the exhibits within the Gulf nations that actually pay properly. So individuals like me have to consider different choices,” he provides.

Vinod felt a store to promote contemporary, marinated fish may do properly within the metropolis. “So I’ve joined palms with a few associates for this enterprise,” he says. “We are going to open our enterprise round Onam. Sure, it’s unusual that I’m doing one thing just like what I portrayed most as an actor, within the function of M80 Moosa.”

Life may imitate artwork generally, in spite of everything.

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