In the wake of reports that suggested that Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK) had issued a warning to Mollywood actor Fahadh Faasil saying he should stop having so many OTT releases if he wants to have his future films released in theatres, the organisation clarified that they have not issued such a diktat. The actor had two OTT release this month—Irul on Netflix, and Joji on Amazon. He had another OTT release—C U Soon—in October.
Refuting such reports, FEUOK, in a statement, said they have seen reports on news channels about FEUOK issuing a warning that films of Fahadh Faasil will not be released in theatres if he continues to have so many OTT releases, and clarified that these are "quite baseless". "The organisation has no issues with Fahadh Faasil or the films he has acted in. The organisation maintains good relations with everyone,” the statement, signed by general secretary of the forum Sumesh Joseph further read.
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Members of the organisations told to Manorama online that they had spoken to the actor seeking an explanation after two of his films were release on OTT platforms. They said Fahadh Faasil told them that these films were made during the lockdown exclusively for the OTT platforms. He further assured them that there won't be another OTT release anytime soon, FEUOK members said.
Director and secretary of Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) B Unnikrishnan clarified to The News Minute that he has not spoken to the actor regarding the issue after a few reports said Unnikrishnan and actor Dileep spoke to Fahadh Faasil over his recent OTT releases.
The actor's big budget flick, Malik, directed by Mahesh Narayanan, is scheduled to hit theatres in May.