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Aswathy: Fazil’s new heroine

     Aswathy: Fazil’s new heroine By Smitha Mathew [ October 13, 2008 ]

Aswathy: Fazil’s new heroine

Director Fazil, who was on the lookout for a new girl for hiscurrent film, has finalizedAswathy, a final year studentat St. Theresa’s College, Ernakulam. Aswathy will play the character of Nandhana opposite Dileep in this untitled film which has started shooting in Vaikkom.Produced by Johnny Sagarika, it is expected to grace theatres for Christmas.

Fazil, well-known in Malayalam films as a patron of family-oriented films,has introduced numerous stars into Malayalam cinema,including superstar Mohanlal throughManjil Virinja Pookal (which also introduced Shankar and Poornima)and his own son through Kaiyethum Doorathu. Otherpopular actors that Fazil has introduced are Shalini, Kunchako Boban andNadhiya Moidu.It was through his film Manichithrathazhu that Shobhanawon her first National Award (Best Actress). Although his earlier films were super hits, Fazil is not finding much success in the box office for the past few years.

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