OK Kanmani is the latest film directed by the Master Director of Indian Cinema, none other than Mani Ratnam. The film is unique in a way that Mani Ratnam is doing an out and out romantic film after so many years. His last outing in this category was ‘Alaipaayuthe’ starring Madhavan and Shalini. The film also in the news for the re-union of Mani Ratnam and P C Sreeram and when music maestro AR Rahaman also joins the team, we can’t ask for anything better as a viewer.
The lead pair in the film is quite interesting as it is Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon. Dulquer Salmaan, the son of Mega star Mammootty is a rising Young talent from Mollywood and Nithya Menon also is an actress who had made her mark through Mollywood films. It is a dream for every actor in Indian cinema to work in a Mani Ratnam film and Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon had got that dream opportunity very early in their career. The trailer of the film which is released recently had already made waves in the social Medias and the hope on the film had raised to the next level with the success of that teaser.
But there are some interesting facts behind the casting of the male lead of the film. For Mani Ratnam, The first choice for the male lead of this film is none other than Fahadh Fazil, another young and upcoming actor and star from Mollywood. Fahadh fazil is well known in Mollywood for his easy acting and bold choice of films. He had already won the state award for best actor for his performance in the Shyama Prasad Directorial film named ‘Artist’.
Mani Ratnam had approached Fahadh fazil to do the lead role in OK Kanmani. But Fahad is very busy with the projects he had committed earlier and cannot be able to accept the dream opportunity to do a Mani Ratnam film. The second choice for the male lead was Telugu star Ram Charan Teja. But later Mani Ratnam realized that Ram Charan is not suitable for the character. Then he went to Dulquer Salmaan and the rest is History. The film is all set to release in the Coming Month and all are waiting to see the Mani Ratnam magic on Celluloid, this time along with Mollywood’s own Dulquer Salmaan.