Director Mohan Raja is full of praise for Fahadh Faasil. The star from the Malayalam film industry will be making his debut in Kollywood with Velaikaran, directed by Mohan Raja. The film also has Siva Karthikeyan and Nayanthara playing the lead roles. Working with Fahadh, the director seems to be completely in awe of him. It is not just his acting talents that impressed Mohan Raja but his demeanor and how he conducted himself on the sets.
In an interview with the Times of India, Mohan Raja has shared his working experience with Fahadh. Mohan Raja has been quoted as saying, “It was one of the unique experiences I have had with an artist. I have always believed that an actor's job is not just between action and cut if he has to constantly do better. It starts with the lifestyle you live, how you perceive your life and how you treat the others around you. Fahadh reinforced my beliefs in that regard.”
On casting Fahadh for the role, the director had this to say, “After Thani Oruvan, I wanted to evolve as a better director and for that, I believed I had to come up with an even superior antagonist. So, instead of creating the character and casting the actor, I wanted to rope in an actor who would inspire me to create such an antagonist. With Fahadh on board, I knew I had the best and my challenge was to give him a role that would feed off of his thirst as a performer. It motivated me to create something great and after watching the output, I believe I am on the right track.”
(Content provided by Digital Native)