Gautham Menon, the popular filmmaker of South Indian Cinema, is planning to cast Fahadh Faasil or Nivin Pauly in his Malayalam debut. Reportedly, Gautham has visited Kochi recently, to discuss the project with Fahadh and Nivin.
If things fall in place, Gautham Menon will soon make his Malayalam directorial debut, with one of these young actors in the lead role. The hitmaker was initially planning to direct Mohanlal in his M'town debut.
But according to the rumour mills, Gautham has failed to impress Mohanlal with his ideas. But the filmmaker has always stated his deep admiration for the Malayalam movie industry and actors; especially Mohanlal.
Nivin Pauly, on the other hand, has always been a huge fan of Gautham Menon. In the recent interview given to Vanitha magazine, the actor recalled his first telephonic conversation with Gautham, which happened during the filming of Ivide.
According to Nivin, he revealed his admiration for Gautham Menon to his co-star Prithviraj. Prithvi, who is a good friend of Gautham, immediately called the director and handed over the phone to Nivin.
Fahadh Faasil was earlier approached by Gautham Menon for a Tamil movie, but the actor backed out of the project due to his lack of fluency in the language. Gautham has always mentioned that Fahadh is one of his favourite actors.