Even as the entire industry was looking forward to the mercurial Selvaraghavan’s first film with Kamal Haasan in ‘Viswaroopam‘, it was announced last week that Selvaa had walked out of the project and that the film would be directed by Kamal Haasan itself. Soon after, Kamal left for London with the artistes and the crew, leaving many in the lurch as to what ‘actually’ transpired.
It turns out that Selvaa had earlier narrated a ‘one-line story’ to Kamal, who liked the one liner. Kamal had reportedly told Selva that he would discuss the story with him in detail the next time they met. When they eventually met again, Kamal came with a well developed story and narrated it to Selvaa. Kamal had spent quite a lot of time at the Net and at the Libraries to brush up the script.
Selvaa had some issues on accepting Kamal’s inputs but things got worse when Gauthami entered the scene. The actress who took part in the story discussions as a costume designer, started making suggestions on the scripts, it is learnt. Selvaa was not comfortable with this and hence a rift started brewing between him and Kamal.
Selvaa is said to have ‘suspected’ that Gauthami’s suggestions were nothing but what Kamal had told her the previous evening. This misunderstanding with Kamal ultimately ended in Selvaa being eased out of the project. Now, it remains to be seen whether Selvas’s basic stoy will be kept intact in the final version of the script of ‘Viswaroopam’ or would Kamal be changing it entirely!