Finally, Anushka bags 'viswaroopam'
PS [ Mon, Aug 22, 2011 ]
- After several names being tossed, Kamal Haasan has finally chosen Anushka to be his leading lady in 'Viswaroopam'.
His search seems to have ended much closer to home. Sonakshi Sinha was the original pick to play Kamal's young love interest. Post her walking out of the project, numerous names were tossed about and finally, Anushka Shetty landed the spot.
Sources say Kamal was impressed by the actress's performance in the recently-released 'Deiva Thirumagal' and having seen the popularity she enjoys in the south, he chose her. Incidentally, Anushka is also one of the most sought-after heroines at the moment. According to a source, ''the shooting of 'Viswaroopam' is all set to start from next week and Kamal Haasan will be wielding the megaphone himself post the ouster of director Selvaraghavan from the project. Talks are going on between the actress who reportedly charges a cool 1 crore per film and Kamal.
As the film is touted to be released in both Tamil and Hindi, the Ulaganayagam is keen on roping in Bollywood actors who appeal to audiences in both languages. Recently, Rahul Bose was finalized to play one of the key roles in the film. Music director Shankar Mahadevan has already finished composing a couple of songs for the film.
Apparently, massive sets for the film - the budget of which is touted to be around 60 crore - have already been erected in a popular engineering college owned by Jeppiar on Old Mahabalipuram Road. There was buzz about the movie being produced by a top production house from Hyderabad but sources say it's most likely to be made under the Raaj Kamal banner.