Mismatch is a message-oriented film with healthy family content: Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar and Aishwarya Rajesh starrer Maladjustment , directed by NV Nirmal Kumar, will be released on December 6. Uday will make his debut as a main actor in Telugu with this film and tells us about the film's journey.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

My mother is from Jadcherla and father is a retired English teacher from Maldakkal, near Gadwal. I studied at the University of Ambedkar and cinema has always been one of my passions since childhood. I initially acted in a couple of films produced by Rockline Venkatesh I liked my sincerity and gave me a role in Aatagadhara Shiva, directed by Chandra Siddharth. It was the remake of the Kannada film Rama Rama Re. I had to let my hair and beard grow for a year to match the character.

How did you land Maladjustment ?

I had made up my mind to do a strong message-oriented film with healthy, family content. Maladjustment is about a young man prepared to sacrifice his love to see his girlfriend's dream come true. Director Nirmal Kumar was brought on-board based on his previous film, a Tamil film called Salim. He did an excellent job with the storyline and showcasing the strengths of the actors.

How did it feel to share screen space with Aishwarya Rajesh, who is known for being an excellent interpreter?

With only my second movie, it's the 25th. She is a great actress whose character in the film will be the cornerstone of it. She treated me like a friend and took steps to make sure she was comfortable on the sets.