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Kumari actor Shine Tom Chacko: Dhruvan is a character with great depth, something that I rarely get to play

Kumari, starring Aishwarya Lekshmi in the lead, will hit theatres on October 28

Kumari actor Shine Tom Chacko: Dhruvan is a character with great depth, something that I rarely get to play
Shine Tom Chacko in a still from Kumari
  • Sanjith SidhardhanTeam OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.59 AM, Oct 26, 2022

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Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko was in the plans for director Nirmal Sahadev’s mythological horror film Kumari. However, after Roshan Mathew opted out of the film due to scheduling conflicts, the Vichithram actor came in and, judging by the feedback of the team, owned the character.

In a recent promo video shared by the film’s lead actress Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shine, who plays Dhruvan and the husband of the former’s character Kumari, said, “My character is more like tree with deep roots. (Kumari) wasn’t a film that was there in my line-up, but when I was offered such a character, I had to no reason to say no. It’s one of those rare films, which doesn’t happen all the time.”

Aishwarya, in a recent interview, said that Roshan dropped out of the film in the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. The team had in fact pushed the dates of the movie, which was initially set to begin by September 2021 to December 2021 to accommodate Roshan but further delay was not possible.

“Fortunately, Shine’s dates were available and he was excited about the character. He is someone who is ready to get into the skin of the character and go to any extent for the role, without any tantrums,” said Aishwarya.

The Ammu actress also mentioned in her social media post that it’s been “an honour to know him as an actor, and the journey together as Kumari and Dhruvan has been nothing short of epic till now”.

Scripted by Nirmal, who had previous helmed Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Ranam, the movie also has Surabhi Lakshmi, Swasika, Shruty Menon, Tanvi Ram, Spadikam George, Shivajith Nambiar, Rahul Madhav and Giju John in pivotal roles. The movie has music composed by Jakes Bejoy, who is also one of its producers along with Nirmal, Aishwarya and Sreejith Sarang. Prithviraj Productions will be distributing the movie.