Kamal Hassan, Barrie M Osborne in talks for collaboration
Singapore: After winning hearts and minds in Bollywood and South Indian films, thespian Kamal Hassan is now looking forward to take a plunge in Hollywood. The 57-year-old actor screened his new film ‘Vishwaroop’ to Hollywood producer Barrie M Osborne, of the `Lord of the Rings` fame, and the two are now planning to collaborate on a project.
"My friend Barrie Osborne is coming down and we are planning, so hopefully I`ll be doing something in Hollywood," said Hassan. Meanwhile the actor-director is gearing up to release his new film ‘Vishwaroop’, a spy thriller made simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi.
"The content of the film is such that it demanded a larger audience, so we made the film in both languages. The basic premise of the film is to get the audience to theatres, so that the people who have invested in the film, including me, can rake in the moolah," he said.
The film has an unusual star cast comprising Indian-American actress Pooja Kumar, Tamil actress Andrea Jeremiah and actors Rahul Bose and Sandeep Jamwal. Hassan himself stars in the lead role.
"I was not looking for stars in the film, I wanted talent. Also a person starring in a role should suit it, that goes for me as well. We chose Pooja after a looking through a number of other actresses. Rahul prepared for one and a half months for his role, working on his look and Tamil accent, I am very pleased with him," said Hassan.