Untold Facts About Fahadh Faasil Every Fan Should Know
Fahadh Faasil, in the last decade, has become a household name, not just in the Malayalam film industry, but in the Indian film industry. His extraordinary talent combined with impeccable performance, has made sure each and every movie of his is nothing short of visual treat to his die-hard fans. But, there’s a lot more to the actor, who is often regarded as media-shy. Here are some interesting facts about the actor – Fahadh – Shanu (for family) – FaFa (for friends):
- In order to clear his schedule for the movie “Maheshinte Prathikaram,” in which he played the titular role, he returned the advances he received from other several projects. Till date, “Maheshinte Prathikaram” is his highest grossing movie.
- A lawsuit was filed against him, for violation of the rule against public display of images of smoking, by the Kochi Town Central Police, in June 2012, as a poster of his movie “Diamond Necklace” featured him smoking a cigarette. The poster was on display in Kavitha Theatre in Kochi, since the movie’s premiere.
- Fahadh’s film debut was with the 2002 movie directed by his father Aleksa Muhammed Fazil, famous as Fazil, titled “Kaiyethum Doorath.” He starred as Sachin Madhavan alias Sachu, against Nikita, who played the role of Sushma.
- But the movie was a box office failure. While many criticized his father for the movie’s failure, he defended his father claiming it to be his fault to have come into an industry without due preparation.
- With that failure, he left to University of Miami in the United States, to pursue M. A. in Philosophy, and returned only after five years. He returned to the film industry with the movie “Kerala Café” in 2009.
- His very first appearance in the film industry was as a child artist in the 1992 movie “Pappayude Swantham Appoos,” in which he was a child in the party in Appu’s house.
- Fahadh’s long kissing shot with his co-star Remya Nambeesan, in the “Chappa Kurishu,” is most likely considered to be the first ever in Malayalam Cinema, and was even termed controversial.
- On the release day of his movie “Maheshinte Prathikaram,” he along with the entire movie’s crew members, visited the theaters in 14 districts, to get to know the audience reaction first hand.
- Fahadh even went on to occupy the ticket counter in a theater and distributed the tickets all by himself, until every show of the day was sold out.
- His marriage with Nazriya Nazim was fixed while both of them played the role of husband – Shiva Das and wife – Divya “Kunju” Prakash, in the Anjali Menon’s “Bangalore Days.” Both their parents were very pivotal in arranging the marriage.
- Writer Syam Pushkaran discussed the idea of “Kumbalangi Nights” as well as the character of Shammy, with Fahadh, while the duo were working on “Maheshinte Prathikaaram.” Fahadh was immediately interested, and not only agreed to play the part, but also co-produce it under the production company Fahadh Faasil & Friends, that he owns with his wife.
- Before the filming of “Bangalore Days” commenced, his co-stars Dulqar Salman, Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim were in a grooming camp in the director’s house. Fahadh was prohibited from joining them, as his character required an introvert behavior.
- During the filming of “Maheshinte Prathikaram,” he as well as the director Dileesh Pothan, broke their foot, although the injury was not severe. Most of Fahadh’s movies are famous for their ultra realistic stunt sequences, and “Maheshinte Prathikaram” also featured one such sequence.
- Fahadh, under his wife’s name Nazriya Nazim, co-produced the 2018 movie “Varathan,” which was a commercial success. This movie is reportedly the highest-grossing Malayalam film of 2018 in Bangalore, grossing over ₹1.06 crore in just 12 days, only in capital city.