Actor-cinematographer Shaman Mithru died in Chennai on Thursday following Covid-19 complications. He was 43.He had made his acting debut with 2019 film Thorati and had previously worked on several projects as a Director of Photography.
Reportedly, he was undergoing treatment for almost a month in the Covid-19 ward.
In an interaction with a leading publication, Mithru had accepted that he became an actor by chance.
“Thorati is a film that delves into the lives of shepherds who walk miles in search of pasture for their goats and sheep. This story happens in a village. And the lead actor who plays a shepherd needed to look like one. Not many actors would be willing to take the risks involved in getting tanned, losing tons of weight and walking barefoot. So, I decided to take the plunge and do the role myself,” he had said while promoting the film.
Shaman Mithru’s last rites will be performed by close family members and the corporation officials. Tamil film fraternity have offered on the passing away of the talented actor.