‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan is busy shooting for his upcoming film Vishwaroopam. The film has U.S.-based Pooja Kumar, a beauty queen, as Kamal Haasan’s heroine. Pooja gets to pair up opposite Kamal Haasan after Bollywood’s Sonakshi Sinha opted out of the film saying her call-sheet dates were getting ‘wasted’. Many names, including Deepika Padukone, did the rounds as possible replacement of Sonakshi.
The film was to be directed by Selvaraghavan but the bespectacled director opted out of the film even before it went to the floors. ‘Misunderstanding’ with Kamal Haasan was cited as the reason; it was also pointed out that Selvaa didn’t like actress Gauthami being a part of the story-discussion team. It is reported that he decided to opt out of the film when Kamal insisted that Gauthami would lend her ideas.
Kamal took over the direction assignment from Selvaa. The film is progressing at a brisk pace. After the first schedule of the film’s shoot was over in Chennai, the crew is now shooting abroad. As many as 40% of the film’s shooting is over, it is informed. In the meantime, reports claim that Kamal has also taken over as the producer of the film.
The film was being produced by Prasad’s PVP Cinemas. Prasad, who is said to be very close to Selvaraghavan, decided to opt out of the responsibility of producing the film. Not bothering unduly about his quitting, Kamal has also taken upon himself the task of producing the film.