Would have done Velaikkaran irrespective of the language: Fahadh Faasil
The actor talks about his Tamil debut that will hit the screens this week
As his first Tamil film hits the screens this week, Fahadh Faasil says Velaikkaran was the result of his quest for a character that he hasn't attempted before. "It was during the break after Maheshinte Pratikaram that I met Mohan Raja sir (the director). I wanted to do something new and unattempted at that time and language wasn't a problem for me. I liked the narration he gave me and that's how Velaikkaran happened. I would have done the film even if it was in Malayalam," says Fahad.
The actor spoke at a press meet held to promote Velaikkaran in Kochi on Monday. The programme was attended by Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan and producer Mukesh Mehta.
But Fahadh says he had his share of language troubles too. Recollecting the hours he spent writing down the Tamil dialogues in English, the actor says the director was adamant that he take up the character. He also joked how his language may improve now that he has signed another Tamil film too.
Meanwhile, Sivakartikeyan was full of praise for his fellow actor's performance. "I have seen many of his films where he's given great performances. He is a great actor and has skillfully handled the Tamil dialogues with ease,” the actor said.
Velaikkaran also has Nayantara playing a significant role. It addresses the day-to-day struggle of workers. "The film speaks from the perspectives of two different people," says Fahad. Both the actors were also full of praises for their co-star Nayantara. "Her character has a certain depth and she has delivered it beautifully. She has set an example to all upcoming actors," said Sivakartikeyan.
Produced by 24 AM studios, the film will be released in around 1200 screens worldwide on December 22.