According to the latest reports, Fahad Fazil has walked out from the most anticipated multi-starrer movie Double Barrel. The movie, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, was planned with an ensemble star cast including Prithviraj, Fahad Fazil, Indrajith, Sunny Wayne and Asif Ali. But, it is rumoured that, Fahad Fazil has opted out of the project due to unknown reasons.
Double Barrel is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan and Shaji Nadesan under the banner August Cinema. The team earlier planned for a horror thriller named Anti-Christ, but the project was shelved due to various reasons. The makers of the movie, instead planned for a comedy-thriller and finalised with the project Double Barrel.
Fahad Fazil was earlier approached for a pivotal role in Prithviraj's production venture Sapthamashree Thaskaraha. But the actor turned down the offer due to unavailability of dates. Later, the role went to Asif Ali. The news about Fahad and Prithviraj sharing screen in Double Barrel got huge publicity and it increased the expectations on the project.
Swathi Reddy, Isha Sherwani and Rachana Narayanankutti will play the female leads in Double Barrel. The film went on floors from July and the filming is progressing on various locations of Fort Kochi and Goa. Abhinandan Ramanujan is the cinematographer and Prashanth Pillai handles the music department. Double Barrel is expected to get released for Christmas.