Kamal Haasan celebrated his birthday with a lot of fanfare and announced the launch of his new film. He started his day by lighting a lamp in front of his parents' photograph, in his office.
Kamal announced that his home production Raj Kamal’s next film will be Mumbai Express in Tamil and Hindi. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao will direct the film and the cast will also have Nassar, Pasupathi and Vayyapuri. The Hindi version will have Mahesh Manjrekar, Om Puri and Shourab Shukla. Music will be composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Says Kamal: “It will be launched in ten days time and will be released in April next year (probably will clash with Chandramukhi?). It will be a hilarious film and my character's name is Avinasi, a real funny man. As this film is a breezy comedy with sentiment and action I think it is in the safe hands of Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, who has done some great rib ticklers with me".
The search for the heroine is continuing as Kamal is trying to get the dates of a busy Mumbai heroine. If the English title will cause resentment among Tamil politicians who are against English titles Kamal commented: “Some English words have become colloquial and part of our daily sayings”.
Kamal Haasan distributed the prizes to the winners of Annai Rajalakshmi Memorial elocution contest for college students. Apart from this, he also handed nearly Rs. 1.25 lakhs to various other organisations and individuals who have done social service.