The internet is buzzing with reports that Kerala’s most distinguished actor Fahadh Faasil is all set to make his Hindi debut.
This is not really true.
In an interview with me some time ago Fahadh Faasil had very clearly said he is not ready to do a Hindi film yet. “The thing is, I am not fluent in Hindi. I need to think in the language that I speak my dialogues in.Yes, I’ve been offered many Hindi films.I’d love to come there. There’s so much talent there. But at the same time Malayalam cinema is also getting there. In a couple of years the language won’t matter.”
For Fahadh Faasil cinema is liberated of linguistic barriers. “It’s not cinema that should travel . It’s talent that should travel pan-India.I crave to be in cinema.I crave to get to know more about the technical side of filmmaking. If am in a plane with a superstar and a screenwriter I would rather sit next to the writer.”
Fahadh had expressed admiration for Aamir Khan and Irrfan. “I’d love to do a film with Aamir Khan. Or to begin with him,just discuss his films and his approach to acting, how did he approach something like Dangal?I’d love to show him my films. I’ve never met him. Another actor in Hindi cinema that I admire is Irrfan Khan. Though I had never met him I admired him for the same qualities that I strive for. He never tried to dominate the screen. He made the film believable.”
He also expressed huge admiration for Hindi cinema’s resident icon Dilip Kumar. “ I am a huge fan. I’ve watched Mughal-e-Azam. I love Madhumati. Dilip Saab never followed any style. He followed the content. My father who was a filmmaker was a big fan of Dilip Saab.”
Fahadh Faasil also loves Bollywood directors. “I am also a huge fan of filmmaker Bimal Roy. Among contemporary Hindi directors I’d like to work with Zoya Akhtar and Meghna Gulzar.”
However the Hindi debut is not happening any time in the near future.
About Fahadh Faasil
Fahadh Faasil is an Indian actor and film producer, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He has acted in more than 40 films and has received several awards, including a National Film Award, four Kerala State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South.
Fahadh is the son of filmmaker Fazil. Fahadh began his film career at the age of 19 by starring in the leading role in his father Fazil’s 2002 romantic film Kaiyethum Doorath, which was a critical and commercial failure. After a gap of 7 years, Fahadh made his comeback with the anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009), in the short film Mrityunjayam. He attained public attention for his role as Arjun in the thriller film Chaappa Kurishu (2011).
Fahad won his first Kerala State Film Award, the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Chaappa Kurishu along with his performance in Akam. He achieved critical acclaim and recognition for his roles as Cyril in 22 Female Kottayam (2012) and Dr Arun Kumar in Diamond Necklace (2012). He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role in 22 Female Kottayam
F&Q about Fahadh Faasil
Why is Fahadh called Shanu?
Fahadh Faasil is one of the most promising actor. He is the son of veteran filmmaker Fazil. Fahadh is very much attached to his family and his family members affectionately address him as ‘Shanu‘.
Who is Fahadh Faasil father?
He is the son of veteran filmmaker Fazil
Where does Fahad Fazil live?
Fahad Fazil recently moved to new apartment in Kochi
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