Kamal Haasan believes in letting his work do the talking and doesn’t often interact with the media thanks to his busy schedule. Moreover, he avoids meeting press-persons when he is in the middle of a project so as not to reveal anything about the character he plays in the particular film. For the first time since he launched his Vishwaroopam more than three months back, he has opened up about the film.
Kamal has spoken about the making of the film to a Mumbai-based magazine. The actor is not only directing the film but has also taken up the additional responsibility of producing it as the original producer recently opted out of the film. Kamal has answered queries about what sort of a film it would be and whether it’s a remake of a Hollywood film.
“I like to concentrate on only one film at a time. Only then would I be able to devote all my attention and energy to the film and to the character I play in it. If my film doesn’t start on the specified date(s) and my call-sheet dates are wasted, it would add to my responsibility. At times, as it has happened in the case of Viswaroopam, I might have to take over the making of the film.
“I want to do a lot but am unable to do so due to paucity of time. Each birthday of mine reminds me that time is ticking by…I’d like it if the birthday occurs once in 5 years instead of being an annual affair. Contrary to what has been referred to by some press reports, Vishwaroopam is not the Tamil remake of the Hollywood hit film Cannibal. The film has an interesting script.
“The script has taken the film to countries like America, England and Jordan besides various parts of our country. As you’re aware, this is my first directorial venture after Hey Ram and I’m making Viswaroopam as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi,” concludes Kamal Haasan. Pooja Kumar, based in U.S., has been paired opposite Kamal Haasan in the film.