Indrajth Sukumaran starts shooting for Aashiq Abu’s Virus
Shoot for Aashiq Abu’s movie based on the Nipah outbreak is currently progressing in Kozhikode. The movie titled as ‘Virus’ has a big star-studded cast and crew. During the original announcement, the cast comprised of Revathy, Tovino Thomas, Parvathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Kalidas Jayaram, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Chemban Vinod Jose and Remya Nambeeshan. It was later reported that Sreenath Bhasi will be replacing Kalidas Jayaram. Fahadh Faasil is also said to be playing a crucial cameo role.
Latest addition to the cast is Indrajith Sukumaran. It remains to be seen if the actor has replaced anyone from the already announced cast or his role was added later. Sharing a photo from the movie sets, Indrajith informed his social media followers that he has started shooting for the movie.
‘Virus’ is scripted jointly by Muhsin Parari of ‘KL 10 Pathu’ fame and Suhas-Sharfu, the writers of ‘Varathan’. The movie is not exactly a real-life story but is inspired from several events that occurred during the Nipah outbreak last May. Contrary to reports, the movie is not an anthology but has interconnected stories set all over Kerala.
‘Virus’ has Rima Kallingal playing nurse Lini Puthussery, who contracted the Nipah virus and passed away while treating the affected patients. Tovino Thomas plays the role of Kozhikode collector UV Jose and veteran actress Revathy will be seen as Health Minister KK Shailaja. The movie’s technical crew includes National award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi, composer Sushin Shyam and editor Saiju Sreedharan.