Megastar Rajinikant’s absence in Kamal Hassan’s ‘Dasavatharam’ audio release function in Chennai brought out the rift between the two in public. It seems, the two superstars – Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth – are fighting an undeclared war for supremacy in South.Sources reveal that Rajnikanth has politely turned down the invitation for ‘Dasavatharam‘ audio release function. He said he was busy shooting for his film, ‘Kucheludu‘ (Telugu version of ‘Kuselan‘, which, again, is the remake of Mammootty-starrer Malayalam hit ‘Katha Prayumbol‘) in Film City, Hyderabad. It’s also learnt that Kamal Hassan had made no extra efforts to ensure his old friend’s presence in the star-studded show.
However, it’s hard to believe that Rajnikanth had no time for a function of this magnitude. For, not long back, he had found time to launch the audio of ‘Bujjigade in Chennai‘ directed by Puri Jagannath.
In the past, Kamal Hassan went on record saying there’s a competition between Rajnikanth and him, but it was purely professional. He also said there is no question of clash between them because they are playing different games (like football and hockey) with different viewership!
Kamal Hassan gets ready…
Superstar Kamal Hassan gets ready to don the role of ten different characters in his forthcoming film ‘Dasavatharam‘ (Ten Incarnations). Speaking to the media at a news conference Kamal Hassan said that ‘Dasavatharam‘ was one of his most ambitious project.
“This is the first time they (Critics) say that one actor has played ten characters it is not changing of guard, its characters and that’s new for me at least,” said Kamal Hassan.
“The screenplay is something I enjoyed that’s the 11th role that I play in the film but that’s the pivotal role, which made other ten roles possible. It’s been a different job as different as essaying the ten roles but it was interesting,” added Kamal Hassan.
Haasan besides acting in the film has written the story, screenplay and the dialogues for the film. Bollywood super star Amitabh Bachchan who was present at news conference also congratulated Kamal Haasan on his Herculean effort.
“After watching few clips of the film I was spell bound. It’s a grand film and I am eager to see it. I congratulate him (Kamal Hassan) only he can do such a wonderful work and set example for us every time he does it,” said Amitabh Bachchan.
Known South Indian director KS Ravikumar, who has many big budget films to his credit, has directed the film. Other than Kamal Hassan the film stars Mallika Sherawat, Asin and Jaya Prada. Bollywood composer Himesh Reshammiya has scored the music for the film, his first ever for a Tamil production.
Hollywood action superstar Jackie Chan was flown to India to especially release the music of this much-hyped movie. It was the producer of the movie V. Ravichandran who managed to persuade Chan to do the honours since he holds the rights to release Jackie Chan‘s movies in India. Jackie Chan released the music of the film ‘Dasavatharam‘ at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in the city.
The film is to be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi simultaneously worldwide some time in May.
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Star Cast: Kamal Hassan, Asin, Mallika Sherawath, Jaya pradha, Rekha, K R Vijaya, Nagesh, Nepolean, Santhana Bharathi, M S Bhaskar, P Vasu, R Sundarrajan, Ramesh Khanna, Erode Sounder, Pandu
Direction: K S Ravikumar
Production: V Ravichandran
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Banner: Oscar Films