Kamal takes over Viswaroopam from Selva

Last Updated: Wed, May 25, 2011 02:53 hrs

Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that Kamal Haasan has taken over as the director of Viswaroopam, replacing Selvaraghavan!

The film produced by Telephoto Films was originally slated to be directed by Selvaraghavan, with Kamal Haasan and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead and music by Shankar Ehasan Loy.

The buzz is that since the unit could not get US visas on time, the shooting was postponed.  And Selva got busy trying to complete his Irandam Ulagam for UTV with his brother Dhanush.

Now the producer of Viswaroopam got all the necessary formalities to shoot in London, Canada and US. He approached Kamal Haasan and requested him to direct the film as the script and screenplay is by the star. Kamal agreed and will now start the shoot from June 4.

Viswaroopam is being made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on a big budget and will become one of the biggest projects in the country. The film is proposed to be shot on Red Camera and is likely to release around Kamal’s birthday on November 7.

Selvaraghavan was not available for comment, when contacted.


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