The bilingual movie ‘Viswaroopam’ has finally kick started today after a number of road blocks.
Contrary to the earlier reports of Sameera Reddy bagging the lead role, its actress Anushka Shetty who will feature in the movie as Kamal Hassan’s wife.
At first Kamal Hassan was very keen on roping in a Bollywood actress so that the movie would appeal to the Hindi audience, as the movie will be simultaneously released in both Tamil and Hindi.
Sonakshi Sinha was signed for the movie but the actress walked out in the last minute due to date issues. Other names like Deepika Padukone and Sameera Reddy were doing rounds but its Anushka Shetty who finally managed to grab the role.
According to the sources Kamal Hassan was very impressed with Anushka Sharma after watching her recent movie ‘Deiva Thiirumagal’. The actress who has been a part of top Telugu and Tamil movies enjoys huge popularity down south, which sealed the deal for Kamal Hassan.
‘Viswaroopam’ was supposed to go on floors earlier but with the director and lead actress walking out the movie, the movie had to be postponed. Kamal Hassan has decided to direct the movie himself.
But as Anushka Shetty has already many movies in her kitty, the makers of ‘Viswaroopam’ are working around her schedule. This will be Anushka Shetty’s Bollywood debut.