Actor-filmmaker and now politician Kamal Haasan is gearing up to commence work on his next film, Thalaivan Irukkindraan, a project that was announced way back in 2008. Pre-production works continued throughout late 2008, with actors such as Rishi Kapoor, Mohanlal and Venkatesh approached for leading roles. But the project was put on hold citing financial issues.
Later it was revived in 2015, and announced that the film will be made in Hindi as well and will be titled Amar Hain. While Haasan will play the antagonist, Saif Ali Khan was supposed to play the main lead. Haasan was supposed to return to Bollywood with this project after 18 years and he had planned to write and direct the project.
And now the project is being revived once again for the third time. Kamal Hassan confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday night quoting music maestro AR Rahman's post, in which the composer had teased fans about their new collaboration.
AR Rahman tweeted that he would next join hands with Haasan on a "magnum opus". Tagging Haasan's company Raaj Kamal Films International and Lyca Productions, Rahman wrote: "Happy and excited to collaborate with the one and only @ikamalhaasan himself.
Thanks ARR for strengthening the team with your participation.Very few projects feel good & right even as we develop it.Thalaivan Irukkindraan is one such.Your level of excitement for the project is very contagious.Let me pass it on to the rest of our crew @RKFI @LycaProductions https://t.co/SGI3Gn6ezZ— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 15, 2019
"Thanks ARR for strengthening the team with your participation. Very few projects feel good & right even as we develop it. Thalaivan Irukkindraan is one such. Your level of excitement for the project is very contagious. Let me pass it on to the rest of our crew," Haasan tweeted to Rahman.
The project marks the third time collaboration of Kamal Hassan with AR Rahman after 19 years. The two previously worked together in Thenali in 2000.The project will be bankrolled by Lyca Productions and Raaj Kamal International. Hassan is currently hosting the third season of Tamil reality show Bigg Boss. And he will start shooting for the project after wrapping up the current season.
Kamal also has Shankar’s Indian 2 sequel of Indian which has been put on the back burner due to an unknown reason. It will mark the return of Haasan as the freedom fighter turned vigilante Senapathy, the role which the actors popularised as Indian thatha.
Having teased fans with the first poster of the film in January this year on the occasion of Pongal following which the film went on floors and a 180 days long schedule was planned. But due to an undisclosed reason, the film's shooting came to a halt. While there were also rumors that the project being shelved and It was also said Haasan seems to be allergic to the prosthetic make-up used for Senapathy role.
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