Kamal Haasan’s Sabash Naidu seems to be jinxed. Even before fifty per cent of the film has been completed, the makers have already faced far too many roadblocks, starting with the exit of director T.K Rajeev Kumar, who was originally supposed to helm the project. After Rajeev fell ill and was hospitalized, Kamal took over the reins of the project, as he didn’t want the shoot to get delayed.
Two days after Kamal took over, the film’s editor James Joseph’s wife met with an accident in Kerala, forcing him to leave the project. Nevertheless, the makers continued to shoot without an editor and successfully completed the first schedule in Los Angeles. After returning to India, Kamal decided to replace cinematographer Jaya Krishna Gummadi as he wasn’t satisfied with his working style.
The film is being shot in three languages simultaneously and hence, it required the team to work with great precision and quickly. Jaya Krishna, however, struggled to cope with the pace at which he was required to work. Hence, Kamal decided to replace him and is on the lookout for someone more suitable.
Meanwhile, Kamal’s unexpected leg injury came as another shock to the team and their plans to wrap up the shoot by September have gone awry. The shoot has now been postponed by a month and the film will only release in cinemas next year.
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