Actor Asokan has acted in more than a hundred films from black and white era to color cinema. MGR acted in most films with Shivaji. He was a good friend of MGR. He is from Trichy. Anthony’s name was changed to Ashokan for the film.
Ashokan’s style of slurring the dialogue is one of the fans’ favourites. He has acted in many roles like hero, hero’s friend, character role, heroine’s father. His marriage is an interesting incident.
Ashoka fell in love with Saraswati, a Brahmin girl from Coimbatore. But the girl’s parents did not accept his love. Also, they have threatened to file a police complaint if you meet our daughter from now on. So, the girl decided to leave home and marry Ashoka. Accordingly, Asokan took him to Chennai.
He also informed MGR. A delighted MGR performed the wedding work. Ashoka’s wedding took place behind closed doors at a Christian church in Nungambakkam, Chennai, surrounded by friends. Saraswati’s name was changed to Mary Gnanam for the marriage and their marriage took place in the Christian manner.
Asokan acted in more than 80 films with MGR. Further. It is worth noting that he also produced the film ‘Yesterday Today Tomorrow’ based on MGR.