Fahadh Faasil, young talented actor of M'town was the first choice for the upcoming Mani Ratnam directed flick, Ok Kanmani. According to P C Sreeram, the cinematographer of the movie, Fahadh Faasil was initially considered for the lead role in the movie.
But the actor couldn't take up the project due to his further commitments. According to the reports, Fahadh's lack of fluency in Tamil language was also a reason behind the actor's decision to back out from the project.
Later, the offer went on to Telugu actor Ramcharan Teja; but the makers felt that Ramcharan doesn't suits the character. Finally, Mani Ratnam decided to rope in Dulquer Salmaan for the role; after watching the actor's movies.
Reports suggest that Mani Ratnam is highly impressed with the films and acting skills of Fahadh Faasil. The veteran director, who always follows the Malayalam movies and actor, was extremely keen to cast Fahadh in his movies.
Mani Ratnam has always been vocal about his admiration for the Malayalam actors, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Prithviraj etc. Interestingly, the veteran filmmaker directed his second movie in Malayalam.
The movie, which was titled as Unaru, had Mohanlal and Sukumaran in the central roles. The fans and media are eagerly waiting for a project, which will mark the association of Mani Ratnam and Fahadh Faasil.