Shaam is essaying an important role in S P Jananathan’s Purampokku, which has Vijay Sethupathi and Arya in lead roles; Sethupathi plays a railway employee and Arya stars as a social activist. “I play a character named Macaulay who goes to London for higher studies, returns to India as a law-abiding citizen and later becomes a cop. A stylish one at that,” Shaam said, talking about his character in Purampokku.

Meanwhile, the actor is on a high after the success of his Telugu film, Race Gurram and the critically acclaimed 6 Mezhuguvathigal.