Tamil Actor Suriya had more than one reason to come down to Kerala this time. It looks like the actor has taken a liking to God's Own Country. Besides promoting 36 Vayadhinile, the Tamil of remake of How Old Are You, which marked the comeback for his actress wife Jyothika, the couple have taken a few days off to spend a short vacation here with their kids. And the trip was planned by none other than Rosshan Andrrews, director of How Old Are You as well as the Tamil remake! "Everything was organised by Rosshan sir. I just came down with Jyothika and the kids. He gave us a wonderful holiday, which the kids too enjoyed. We spent two days in Kerala but did not even have half an hour to spare, it was that enjoyable," says a relaxed Suriya.
Interestingly, it was a Malayalam director like Rosshan Andrrews who paved the way for Jyothika's comeback. Also, none other than Suriya has produced the Tamil remake. So what made him pick up a woman-centric film like How Old Are You for a Tamil remake? "I have done remakes before, thanks to Dileep sir for Perazhagan, and Siddique sir for Friends. People in Kerala support not just films with a big star cast but debutants who make small budget films too. When a woman-centric film like How Old are You was welcomed in Kerala, it caught our eye." Suriya admits that 36 Vayadhinile was a godsend for them and that they couldn't have thought of a better comeback for Jyothika. "In Tamil there was a vacuum for 8-10 years, we didn't have many films which focused on women, and could only think of Kalki or Indira. Even in Tamil Nadu, people could connect to it this film," he says.