According to the grapevine, the reason is the delay in the commencement of the project.

Fahadh Faasil out of Mani Ratnam film
Flix Film Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 14:32

Mani Ratnam’s upcoming yet to be titled multi-starrer project is slated to go on the floors from March. It has already been confirmed that Fahadh Faasil, Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari are part of the cast.

According to the industry grapevine, Fahadh may have opted out of the project due to the delay in its commencement. Apparently, Fahadh’s dates with another project seem to clash with Ratnam’s project, forcing him to exit. Neither the makers nor Fahadh have reacted to the rumours which have been doing the rounds over the last couple of days.

On Friday, Aditi Rao Hydari made it official that she is joining hands with Ratnam for the second time after last year’s Kaatru Veliyidai.  Actor Antony Varghese, who made his debut with critically-acclaimed Malayalam film Angamaly Diaries, is also rumoured to have landed a pivotal role.

Ratnam was apparently impressed with his work in Angamaly Diaries, which introduced 85 other newcomers. While A.R Rahman has been confirmed to compose music, Santosh Sivan will crank the camera in his sixth collaboration with Ratnam.

Meanwhile, Simbu began working on the project by undergoing an acting workshop. In December 2017, a picture featuring Simbu and Mani Ratnam leaked online and went viral.

Simbu will shed weight and sport a new look for this project which will see him share screen space with a bevy of actors for the first time. To be bankrolled by Madras Talkies, the film is expected to start rolling from February last week or March. There are rumours that the film also stars senior actors Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, who have collaborated on several occasions.

Apparently, they’ll be seen playing a pair and Arvind Swami, Fahadh and Simbu will be seen as their sons. It has also been confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in a special role as a cop.

 

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