After a very long time Tamil maverick Kamal Haasan is doing a Kannada film.
"It's my first since Pushpak with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao in 1987. Prior to that I had done Benki Alli Aralida Hoovu in 1983. I'm not as fluent in Kannada as I'm in Malyalam. But I manage quite well," says the multi-lingual actor.
The Kannada film is tentatively entitled Stree Samanya. "It's a comedy, a remake of my Tamil hit Sathi Leelavathi which was made into Hindi as Biwi No.1. Apparently comedies are very big in Karnataka right now. I play the same role that I did in the original. My very good friend Ramesh Arvind who recently made his Hindi acting debut in Mumbai Express, is directing the film."
Kamal Haasan starts shooting for this comedy this week. Right after that he goes into his next Tamil film to be directed by Gowtham Menon. "It's a slick cops thriller to be shot partly in Chennai and partly in the US."
Contrary to reports Kamal Haasan hasn't started shooting Menon's film. "I go into it immediately after the Kannada film. So I'm looking at two back-to-back films within the next few months."
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