Actors losing or gaining weight for their characters is not new in in Kollywood. Recently actor Shaam has gone on to reduce more than 17 Kg. All these are for his 6 get ups in his upcoming film 6, directed by Durai. Shaam observed sleepless nights for 12 days to make his eyes swell due to tiredness. For one of those roles, he has sported a long uncouth beard, like Tom Hanks did in Cast Away. In 6, Shaam plays Ram, a man who goes in search of something in life. Priyamani and Jagathy Sreekumar too play important roles in the film. Madhie is handling the camera, Srikanth Deva is composing music and Antony is editing the film.