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Exclusive! Shane Nigam’s Ullasam will have him in a role filled with joie de vivre: Jeevan Jojo

The upcoming romantic film, which also has Pavithra Lakshmi, Basil Joseph and Aju Varghese, is schedule to hit theatres on July 1

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 08.07 AM, Jun 13, 2022

Exclusive! Shane Nigam’s Ullasam will have him in a role filled with joie de vivre: Jeevan Jojo
Shane Nigam in a still from Ullasam

There’s no doubt that Shane Nigam is an amazing talent. But over the past few years, the actor seems to have been stereotyped as a troubled youth grappling with various challenges in life. However, his next release – Ullasam – promises to have him in his most vibrant avatar yet.

In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, the film’s director Jeevan Jojo tells us about the movie, which he says is a fun-filled romantic movie. Ever since the movie’s first still, which had Shane’s character skating, was released, it caught the attention of its colourful visuals and the actor’s ‘cool’ and ‘trendy’ makeover.

“Shane’s character doesn’t go through a sad phase at all in the movie; he laughs out loud and has a lot of fun in Ullasam. It’s also first time he is playing such a character and he enjoyed it completely,” says Jeevan, who had previously worked as an associate director with filmmakers Ranjith Sankar and Jeethu Joseph.

The film, which had Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Mettupalayam, Palakkad and Ernakulam as its main locations had completed its production before the pandemic. On the wait extending more than two years for his debut film to hit theatres, Jeevan says, “The producers offered complete support to wait till we get an opportunity to release it in theatres. I am happy and grateful for that. That’s also why we didn’t slot it for direct-to-OTT release either despite the delay.”

Ullasam, which also has Aju Varghese, Pavithra Lakshmi and Deepak Parambol, is scripted by Praveen Radhakrishnan. The movie is currently scheduled to hit theatres on July 1. Shane has also completed shooting for TK Rajeev Kumar’s Bermuda, which again is a feel-good movie. Also starring Vinay Forrt, the movie is expected to hit theatres soon. Shane’s previous releases include Sony LIV’s Bhoothakaalam and Veyil, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.