It is doubtlessly a great loss for both Jayasurya and Fahadh Faasil, as the newcomer Sudev Nair later won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, for his extraordinary performance in the movie.
The award jury has been heavily criticized by the social media for not considering Jayasurya for the Best Actor award. Interestingly, the actor has rejected the role which earned much accolades and the Best Actor Award.
According to director Padmakumar, Jayasurya rejected the offer as he was busy with the other projects. Later the director approached Fahadh Faasil for the role; but he turned down the offerand chose to act in Bangalore Days.
Padmakumar, later narrated the script to some other young actors, who also turned down the offer by stating various reasons. But the exact reason was none of the actors wanted to play a homosexual, onscreen.
Interestingly, the director is currently busy acting in a couple of television serials, in various languages. Padmakumar, who was the direction assistant of veteran filmmaker Lohithadas, has played the antagonist in his last venture, Nivedyam.