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Did Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly decide to drop out of Pachuvum Athbhutha Vilakkum, Thaaram after filming began?

FEFKA had recently come out against ‘young actors’ who had unreasonable demands on the films set in Malayalam

Did Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly decide to drop out of Pachuvum Athbhutha Vilakkum, Thaaram after filming began?
Fahadh Faasil and Nivin Pauly
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 11.53 AM, Apr 20, 2023


Film Employees Federation of Kerala general secretary and director B Unnikrishnan had recently called a press meet to Kochi to hit out against actors who had “unreasonable demands” such as wanting to see the final edit of the film before dubbing as well as dropping out of movies they had signed and even started shooting.

While the FEFKA officials didn’t name any actor in particular, a few reports had directors, on condition of anonymity, quoting the names of Shane Nigam, Sreenath Bhasi, Fahadh Faasil and Nivin Pauly as actors that a few filmmakers have had troubles with in the recent past.

Antony Varghese, Shane Nigam and Neeraj Madhav
Antony Varghese, Shane Nigam and Neeraj Madhav

Shane Nigam’s recent incident of walking out from the sets of debutant filmmaker Nahas Hidayath’s RDX had several within in the industry talking about how the actor has still not mend his ways, after the producers had imposed ‘unofficial ban’ on him for refusing to co-operate during the shoot of Qurbaani and Veyil. Shane’s grouse reportedly was that he felt that his co-stars in the movie, Antony Varghese and Neeraj Madhav, got better screen time than him and his role was relegated to a mere supporting cast. Neither Shane nor those from the film have commented on this.

Fahadh apparently had decided to drop out of his upcoming movie Pachuvum Athbhutha Vilakkum after the shooting had begun, states another report in The Fourth. The Akhil Sathyan directorial, which is set to hit theatres on April 28, had first gone on floors just before the pandemic.


The Pushpa actor apparently wanted to opt out of the movie after shooting half the film, the reported quoted a source as saying. FEFKA officials then had to intervene to solve the issue and get Fahadh to complete the shoot of the movie. The major grouse against Fahadh is that he usually allots his dates to several movies but doesn’t is not able to fulfil those. Fahadh is yet to react to this. OTTplay had earlier learnt that Fahadh had initially considered opting out of Allu Arjun's Pushpa 2, despite his contract stating that he should be part of the sequel too. 

With regards to Nivin, the report said that the actor too had begun shooting a film and had dropped out. The team had to then start the movie with another actor. There were also reports that the filmmaker was talking about Nivin’s film Thaaram, which went on floors in Manali last year but was then pushed to a later day. When we had asked Nivin about the status of the film last month, the actor said, “We had only done a pooja function of sorts for the film in Manali.” Nivin was also the movie’s co-producer.

FEFKA officials said that they are currently in talks with most of the actors to resolve the issues.