Rajeev Ravi marked his directorial debut in 2013 with Annayum Rasoolum. This movie had Fahadh Faasil and Andrea Jeremiah in the lead. And in 2016, the director did the cult classic movie, Kammatipaadam. In a recent radio interview, Fahadh revealed that in 2013, Rajeev Ravi had offered his both the movies but he went for Annayum Rasoolum. Explaining this decision of his, Fahadh said that he hasn't seen Kochi during the times mentioned in the movie. And furthermore, he can never do justice to the character of Krishnan, the way Dulquer did. Fahadh added that he would have said not to Rajeev, had he called again offering the role of Krishnan.