Alphonse Puthren's Unexpected Decision: Exiting Filmmaking Due to Self-Diagnosed Autism
Alphonse Puthren, the director celebrated for his early films "Neram" and "Premam," caused a stir on social media with his controversial posts. In a recent Instagram update, he declared his departure from filmmaking due to a self-diagnosed autism spectrum disorder. This revelation, initially shocking to his fans, was subsequently removed by Puthren
Puthren explained that he had independently identified his placement on the autism spectrum and expressed his desire not to burden others. He announced his decision to focus on directing music videos, short films, and content for streaming services, essentially stepping away from full-length feature films. He cited health concerns and the unpredictable nature of life as reasons for this shift.
Here is the screenshot of the deleted post:
He also mentioned in a comment that delays in his film projects were attributed to his mental health issues and apologized for not being in good health.
Alphonse Puthren's journey began with short films, leading to his Tamil debut with "Neram," which was a success. His fame soared with the widely acclaimed "Premam," featuring Sai Pallavi and Nivin Pauly. However, his third feature film, "Gold," starring Prithviraj and Nayanthara, failed to leave a mark. Currently, he is working on a project titled "Gift," but its future is uncertain following his recent announcement.
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