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Biju Menon had to opt out due to date clashes in the film, directed by Mahesh Narayanan.

After actor Biju Menon had to opt out of the film Malik, Joju George has been brought to replace him. The film is directed by Mahesh Narayanan, the director of Take Off.

Biju Menon was roped in to play an important role but he had to opt out due to date clashes. Fahadh Faasil plays the male lead in the film.

The shooting of Malik is happening at a brisk pace in Kochi after which the team will be moving to Thiruvananthapuram and then Lakshadweep. The technical crew of Malik includes Sanu John Varghese for cinematography, Sushin Shyam for music, Vishnu Govind and Sree Sankar for sound designing and Santosh Raman for production designing.

We hear that actors Nimisha Sajayan, Dileesh Pothan, Vinay Forrt, Indrans, Sudhi Koppa, Chandhunath, and Jalaja are in the cast. Malik is expected to hit the marquee next year.

Reports are that Malik is based on a true story and that it covers different time periods starting from the 1960s. It is said to be a film set in the coastal region where the minorities are under threat to dislocate and the hero will start a rebellion. Fahadh Faasil will be seen sporting four different looks for the film, we hear.

Fahadh’s other upcoming project Trance is in the post-production stage and is scheduled for release in February next year. Trance has been scripted by Vadakkan Vincent. Bankrolled by Anwar Rasheed under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments, the film also has Nazriya, Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, Sreenath Bhasi and Alphonse Puthran included in the cast. Apart from directing and producing the film, Anwar Rasheed is also handling the camera. Jackson Vijayan is composing the music for this film with Oscar winner Resul Pookutty taking care of the sound design.

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