This is how the popular Arakkal Abu came on board in Aadu series

Aadu, directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas failed in theaters, but got immense popularity post its torrent release. The sequel Aadu 2 was a commercial success. Jayasurya's character Shaji Pappan from the Aadu series got huge fan-following. Another role that grabbed the attention of all was Arakkal Abu, essayed by Saiju Kurup. Midhun revealed that it was Saiju who rang him up and requested for a role in the film. During the call Midhun hung up saying that the film does not have a suitable role for him. However, after the phone call, Midhun imagined the character with Saiju playing it and found him suitable for the role.

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