Jeevan plays main role in Paasku
Moves are under way to telecast Paasku, a tele-film depicting the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ on many TV channels on March 29 at 6.30 p.m.
veteran film actor Jeevan Kumaranatunga said. Jeevan plays the role of
Jesus Christ in the tele-film. Ravindra Randeniya, Roy de Silva, Sumana
Amarasinghe, Cletus Mendis, Tennyson Cooray, Roshan Pilapitiya, Ronnie
Leich, Gnananga Gunawardena, Priyantha Wijesingha, Udeni Alwis, Rebeka
Nirmali, Bonifas Fernando and several other actors and actresses will
star in the tele-film.
A scene from the
Paasku is directed by Sunil Kosta, music direction by Dinesh
Subasinghe and make-up by Wasantha Vittachchi. It is produced by Prem
The special feature of the tele-film is that 25 veteran film stars
are starring with Jeevan.
Paasku will bring ‘alive’ the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“Last year’s Easter Sunday Paasku was shown as a stage show at the
I played the role of Jesus Christ. Even in the tele-film , I am
acting the role of Jesus Christ”, Jeevan said. “I have had many requests
to act in various roles but I have declined the offers.
“I am unable to accept them because of the workload in the Postal
Ministry of which I am the Minister.
“Although my hobby is acting work constraints prevent me from being
involved in my acting pursuits.
“However, if the role is challenging I will certainly accept it. I
have been offered a role as a hero in a film.
“There has been no film depicting patriots of the country. It has not
happened in the recent past,” he said.