Characters of Indrajith and Poornima from Virus revealed
The actors revealed the characters they are playing in the film during the trailer launch of the Aashiq Abu-directorial
We recently reported that Poornima Indrajith will be making her comeback to Malayalam cinema through two films, Aashiq Abu’s Virus and Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham.
During the trailer launch of Virus — a film based on the Nipah outbreak — Indrajith jokingly lamented that he didn’t get to share screen space with his wife even though she is part of the cast. He then added that the same can also be said of Thuramukham.
At the event, the couple revealed the characters they are playing in the film. Indrajith has been cast as Dr Baburaj and Poornima as the district health secretary. Indrajith said his character is modeled on Dr RS Gopakumar, the Kozhikode Corporation health officer who played an integral part in dealing with the virus outbreak in the city. “When there was no one else to deal with the virus-affected bodies in the medical college, some attendants under Gopakumar’s leadership, cremated them. When I knew who I would be playing, I went and met him in person. We are good friends now.”
Virus also stars Parvathy, Kunchacko Boban, Tovino Thomas, Soubin Shahir, Rima Kallingal, Joju George, and Rahman among others. Scripted by Muhsin Parari along with Suhas-Sharffu, the film will be hitting theatres on June 7. Aashiq and Rima Kallingal are jointly producing the film.