Jayasurya is always playing real life characters on-screen. He has an affinity towards biopics as he chose to play footballer Sathyan and will play yester year actor Sathyan, Metroman E Sreedharan in his upcoming films. He plays a bureaucrat in his upcoming film Puzhikkadakan which has Chemban Vinod playing the lead. The director says that the makers wanted someone of Jayasurya's stature to play the role as the character navigates the film. It is hinted that Jayasurya has drawn inspiration from IAS officer Dr Sriram Venkatraman for the role. Sriram Venkataraman was the Sub-Collector of Devikulam and he became a celebrity bureaucrat after he stood strong against politicians on the issue of encroachment.