Director Bharat Bala was in Kochi recently to promote the Dhanush starrer Mariyan. He stated that he is a big fan of actor Fahad and watches all his films. Bharat Bala has seen Fahad's 5 Sundarikal, Annayum Rassoolum and 22 Female Kottayam.
Bharat Bala is now getting ready to make a film based on the work of Malayalam writer MT Vasudevan Nair. The film, 19th steps will be about a Japanese Samurai warrior coming to learn kalaripayattu. Though the director had a proposal to make this film some years back with Kamal Haasan and Asin in the lead, it did not materialize. However, now things are looking up and the director is planning revive the film.