Director K. Balachander watched excerpts from Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam'. The excerpts ran for 45 minutes. Congratulating Kamal, Balachander, whom the actor regards as his mentor, said Kamal is taking Tamil Cinema to the next level, according to sources.
The sources hinted that Kamal is playing just one role in the film.
Reports that Kamal was learning Kathak under the tutelage of legendary Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj and also learning to speak Urdu had led people to believe that the Ulaganayagan would be playing multiple roles in 'Vishwaroopam'. The sources disclaimed this and maintained that Kamal is playing only one role.
The first look of the film was supposed to have been revealed at Cannes recently. But the story is still under the wraps. The film is said to be a thriller but again officially there is no word about its genre.