It was reported in the press some time back that the sexy Sameera Reddy has replaced leggy lass Anushka as the heroine of Kamal Hassan’s upcoming film ‘Viswaroopam’. The shooting of the film, which was announced a few months back, has already started in right earnest but the film’s crew is yet to decide as to which heroine would play the lead role opposite Kamal Hassan.
Bollywood’s Sonakshi Sinha was first signed up to play the lead role but she walked out of the project saying that the makers had wasted her call-sheet dates. Then Anushka’s name came up and it was assumed that she would indeed be paired up opposite Kamal Hassan. Last week, it was said that Anushka didn’t have the dates required for the film’s shooting and was therefore out of the project and had been replaced by Sameera Reddy.
It now turns out that even Sameera Reddy hasn’t been confirmed as yet as the lead actress in the film. Kamal Hassan is said to be considering some other names. Kamal Hassan plays a cop in the film and needs a heroine who can step into the role of a spy-cum-agent (shades of Angelina Jolie in ‘Salt’?).
It might be recalled that it was Selvaraghavan who was to first direct the film. He too backtracked and exited from the film after developing some misunderstanding with Kamal Hassan after which Kamal Hassan decided to direct the film. The film’s first schedule has already been shot at a private engineering college on the outskirts of the city.