Nicky Sundaram

Indian American actor Nicky Sundaram (center) has been roped in to play the male lead opposite Indian actress Aishwarya Rajesh in the Tamil thriller, “MEI.” Actor Kishore (r) also plays a pivotal role in the film. (SA Baskaran/Facebook photo)

Indian American actor/model Nicky Sundaram has been signed as the male lead opposite popular Tamil actress Aishwarya Rajesh in a Tamil film, “MEI.”

His character is called Abinav Chandran. Rajesh will be portraying the role of a medical representative in the suspense thriller directed by debutante SA Baskaran. The movie, which follows a series of crimes committed in the medical industry, also stars Kishore, Charle VTM, Vinod Krishnan and Ajay Ghosh in important roles.

The film, which is expected to release later this year, features story and dialogues by Sentha Murugesan, and background score by Anil Johnson.

Alongside performing in school projects like “Shakespeare in Hollywood” and “Into The Woods,” the young actor has also appeared in a short, “Smoking Kills.”

He is currently pursuing a BFA in drama from the NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Watch the teaser of “MEI” here:

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