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
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.