Kamal Hassan unveils first look of ‘Vishwaroop 2’
At the recently concluded IIFA function at Macau, veteran actor cum producer cum director Kamal Hassan launched the first look of his upcoming movie ‘Vishwaroop 2’. The poster of the movie shows Kamal Hassan in Muslim attire, standing tall in a war situation. The movie will cast Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapoor, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat. The film is still under production but it is scheduled for 2013 release. The film is written and directed by Kamal Hassan. This film is produced under the banner of Raajkamal Films International.
In this sequel also Pooja Kumar will play the role of Kamal’s wife. For this part, actress Pooja Kumar has done her own underwater stunts. Apart from these actors, Anant Mahadevan will also appear in this movie. Waheeda Rehman will also do substantial shots in the sequel of ‘Vishwaroop’.
‘Vishwaroop 2’ is shot mainly in India though a few scenes are also shot in Bangkok. ‘Vishwaroop’ was shot in US and Afghanistan. The movie will have a running time less than 2 hours which is in contrast to the first part which had a running time of two hours and thirty minutes. It seems Kamal wants to keep the movie sleek.
Talking to the reporters, Kamal Hassan ensured that this time movie will not get delayed as he has already worked out on his fall back options. Kamal proudly said that people from Tamil film fraternity requested him to make at least one movie every year and that is what he is trying to do. ‘Vishwaroop’ was released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions. For Tamil, the name was changed to ‘Vishwaroopam’. This time also the movie will be released in other languages and for Tamil, the name of the movie has been kept as ‘Vishwaroopam 2’.
Kamal was asked about his last movie which ran into controversy after few Muslim groups asked him to remove few portions from the movie. He replied, “My fans in Tamil Nadu are overwhelmingly supporting my movie and it has already been talked as my biggest carrier hit after it opened with a humongous response for three days.”Kamal hinted that ‘Vishwaroopam’ reached Rs.100 crore mark. He said, “Now, that the Tamil version of ‘Vishwaroopam’ has been released in Tamil Nadu, I am happy that I will not be questioned by my brother and co-producer Chandra Haasan.”