Has Fahadh Faasil walked out of Mani Ratnam next? Here’s what we know
The Mani Ratnam film was supposed to star Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead.Updated: Feb 03, 2018 12:46 IST
Following the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai, ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is busy giving final touches to his upcoming yet untitled bilingual multi-starrer, which was confirmed to star Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead. The industry grapevine is that Fahadh has opted out of the project and the Roja director is busy finalising his replacement. While the exact reason for Fahadh’s exit is yet unknown, sources close to Ratnam have hinted that he chose to take the decision due to his prior commitments.
Apparently, the delay in the commencement of the project clashed with Fahadh’s dates for another project. It seems he was left with no option other than opting out. Ratnam, who is set to commence filming from the last week of February or early March, is in talks with a few actors. This would have been Fahadh’s second Tamil outing. He was recently seen playing the antagonist in Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran, in which his role was very well received. In Tamil, Fahadh also has Vijay Sethupathi starrer Super Deluxe, being directed by Thiyagarajan Kumararaja.
To be bankrolled by Madras Talkies, double Oscar-winning A.R Rahman has been roped in compose music. Lensman Santosh Sivan, whose last southern outing was Mahesh Babu’s Spyder, will crank the camera and it’ll be his sixth collaboration with Ratnam. Industry sources have confirmed that the film will be an action-thriller and will be a welcome departure from the filmmaker’s usual style of films.