The latest buzz doing the rounds in Kollywood is that Kamal Haasan is likely to don the role of a superstar that was played by Rahman in the Malayalam movie Traffic.
Traffic is likely to be remade in Tamil and Kamal is said to have shown interest in the film after having watched it.
Traffic is a Malayalam movie that was a hit earlier this year. Directed by Rajesh Pillai, this movie is an emotional drama that recounts the events that take place in a single day. The location is a traffic signal where one of the leads suffers an accident while on his way to interview a superstar. Rahman played the role of the superstar in the Malayalam version which Kamal is likely to essay.
The project that Kamal Haasan is currently working on is Selvaraghavan’s Viswaroopam.
Kamal Haasan always makes it a point of his projects with scrutinizing efforts and ensures of getting the best from every department.
In fact he holds special mention for making use of different music directors for his projects and get the best outputs. It is expected that his next untitled film with Selvaraghavan has Shankar Mahadevan scoring music. Previously, Shankar had joined hands with Kamal Haasan for the movie ‘Aalavandhan’.
Initially, reports were that Selvaraghavan wanted Yuvan Shankar Raja to score music for the film. But it is being mentioned that it will be Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy winning the offer as Kamal Haasan wants this film to be released in Hindi as well. It is worth mentioning that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are the leading music directors in Bollywood.
Already there is an additional Bollywood attraction for the movie with Sonakshi Sinha, who plays the role of Kamal Haasan’s wife.
The Kollywood grapevine has it that Kamal Haasan’s latest film, being directed by Selvaraghavan, has been named Vishwaroopam.
Sources close to director Selvaraghavan say that the title is apt for the psychological thriller that he is making. However, there is a small hitch. A film with a similar title was released in the 80s. It had Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha and Sri Devi in the lead and was directed by AC Trilogachandar. Hectic negotiations are going on with the producers of the earlier film, and if all goes well, Kamal’s film will have the title Vishwaroopam.
Meanwhile, pre-production work on the film, in which Sonakshi Sinha plays the heroine, is getting completed. The shoot is expected to start in April