SA Bhaskaran, a former assistant of ace filmmakers like Siddique, Jeetu Joseph and Kamal Haasan, turns independent with a medical thriller titled Mei (Truth). He has roped in Nicky Sundaram, who is pursuing acting course in New York and powerhouse performer Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead.
While Aishwarya essays a medical representative, which is a character for a heroine, Nicky plays a doctor from US who comes to Chennai. Talking to DC about the film, Bhaskaran says, “Besides truth, Mei also refers to the human body. The film exposes the slew of scandals thriving in the so-called life-saving field of medicine and health care and organ donation swindle. Actually, I took a leaf out of an incident that happened in my friend’s life at a private hospital. Murugesan has written the script.”
There’s a huge message also for society, he adds. On choosing Nicky, he says, “He fitted the bill of an NRI doctor. And he was also given a stint in acting in Devi School in the city to get the proper Tamil diction. Since he has a penchant for action, his stunt sequences have come out well.”
So, how did she convince Aishwarya to share screen space with a newcomer? “Aishwarya is one actress who gives importance to the story and is particular that her role be substantial. She was impressed with my narration and has immense faith in the script. There are no formulaic romantic segments in the film.”
While Kishore will be seen as a cop, Charlie, Vinod Krishnan and Ajay Ghosh are among the supporting cast. Bankrolled by Sundaram Productions, the film, given ‘U’ certificate by Censors, is set to hit the marquee on August 23....