Kochi: Little George has become a movie star at the age of 18 months. But during his journey to stardom, he also had to face lockdown and quarantine. When George stays in quarantine with his mother and grandmother, his father is quarantined on sea waiting to join with the family.
Ernakulam Elakulam native George flew to Africa with his mother Mariya and grandmother Anitha in March to act in the movie 'Djibouti'. His father Adeesh Soman, who is a Merchant Navy officer, had already set out to Europe.
After completing the 10-day shoot in Djibouti, the team was planning to return home by March end. But COVID lockdown was imposed by the time. With this, George and family got stuck in Djibouti whereas his father could not come to any shore and stayed in the ship on sea.
Director S J Sinu approached George's parents with an offer to act in film in February. George is acting as the baby girl of the hero and heroine in the movie. The director had asked the family not to cut George's hair as his character is very important. So, they have been growing his hair since February.
Now after the two-month lockdown in Africa, his hair grew really long. However, George is not likely to get a haircut soon. His mother Mariya said that they have prayed to the God that George's hair will be cut at Velankanni church.