Kamal Haasan is presently starring in the film Vishwaroopam whose shooting is going on in the West Asian country of Jordan. The film, which is produced and directed by Kamal Haasan himself, happens to be the first-ever Indian film to be shot in the picturesque Jordan. U.S.-based Pooja Kumar, a former ‘Miss India USA’, is paired opposite Kamal Haasan in the film.
Vishwaroopam, however, won’t be Pooja’s debut film as she had already starred in a Tamil film titled Kaadhal Rojavae way back in the year 2000 and has also starred in some English and Hindi films. The multi-faceted Pooja has also produced short films and had been a successful model. She had also worked as veejay in Channel V, the music channel besides a brief stint as a newsreader in the television show Namaste America.
The film is being made simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi. For the first time in his career, Kamal Haasan would be playing a terrorist in this film. He has boldly taken on the role of a Mujahideen terrorist belonging to a group which thrives in Afghanistan. While Kamal’s penchant for taking on roles which many of contemporaries might feel hesitant to look at is well-known, it remains to be seen what message does he intend to convey through his role.
Beautiful-looking Bollywood actress Isha Shervani, who is rumoured to be about to tie the nuptial knot with Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan, would be playing a significant role in the film. Besides producing and directing the film, Kamal has also taken upon the additional responsibilities of penning the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film. The film has music by the famed trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.